Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading blunderbuss - By J. Harding

Flintlock muzzle-loading blunderbuss - By J. Harding

Date

1836

Object Number

XII.4861

Provenance

Taken from store 1979. Nos.291,4860,4862.

Physical Description

Flat lock with swan-neck cock, and sliding safety catch. The lockplate is signed J. HARDING.
Full Walnut stock with brass furniture. The butt is stamped III CR (Third class Reserve) and the trigger guard is decorated with faint clumsily engraved lines. The rammer is missing.
Brass barrel, slightly belled at muzzle. J. HARDING BOROUGH LONDON, No.230 is engraved on top and the London Gunmakers Company's view proof marks are stamped on

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length overall 26.3 in (73cm), Length barrel 13.8 in (35.5cm) Weight: Overall 5lb 14oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

1 in

Associations

Places England