Object Title

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

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

Date

1836

Object Number

XII.4860

Physical Description

Stepped lock with swan-neck cock;signed J.HARDING & SON and the tail plate dated 1836. The knob of the sliding safety catch has been removed to render it inoperative.
Full walnut stock with brass furniture and the rammer with horn tip. The butt is stamped IIIC.R. (Third class reserve)
Brass barrel slightly belled at the muuzzle. Engraved on the top J.HARDING & SON, BORO,LONDON and No361. Stamped with London Gumakers Company view and proof marks and two broad arrows under a crown mark

Dimensions

BarrelLength359mm
OverallLength746mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

1 in at muzzle

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places England

Notes

Removed from store 1979 cf XII.291,