Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading blunderbuss - Mt Rath and Limerick No.2 Post Office Gun

Flintlock muzzle-loading blunderbuss - Mt Rath and Limerick No.2 Post Office Gun

Object Number

XII.8596

Physical Description

lockplate inscribed 'LANGSON'. Lock complete. Plain frizzen spring.
Barrel: brass, half octagonal, top flat inscribed 'MT RATH & LIMERICK No 2'.
Furniture: trigger guard bow inscribed 'GENL POST OFFICE'; butt plate tang inscribed 'Mt RATH & LIMERICK No 2'.
Stock: forend shortened; piece missing to rear of barrel tang and behind lock plate; held together with copper wire. Fitted for plain ramrod (missing).

Dimensions

BarrelLength14.45 inches
BarrelLength367 mm
OverallLength779 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

1.26 in

Associations

Places Ireland