Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading blunderbuss - By J. Harding and Son

Flintlock muzzle-loading blunderbuss - By J. Harding and Son

Date

dated 1840

Object Number

XII.291

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Plain brass barrel engraved with the makers name. The edge of the muzzle is inscribed FOR HER MAJESTY'S MAIL COACHES. The lock is engraved with the makers name and has a sliding safety-catch. Brass mounts. Slide barrel fastenings.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength14.2 in
BarrelLength346 mm
OverallLength29.3 in
OverallLength735 mm
OverallWeight2.95 kg
OverallWeight6.8 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

1.14 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Proof marks
Crown over GP
Breech
Stamped
Maker
J.HARDING & SON. BORO. LONDON 368
Barrel
Engraved

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