Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading blunderbuss - By Wheeler

Flintlock muzzle-loading blunderbuss - By Wheeler

Date

1795

Object Number

XII.1436

Provenance

Transferred via Amnesty 1946 from COD Weedon. (Weedon being the central collection point for all Police forces and surrendered weapons.) Authority for tranfer and issue is under War Office file no. BM/306/46/J.MF57/SA/, recieced February 1948.

Physical Description

Two stage barrel with octagonal breech struck with crowned GP and crowned V and moulded band at the muzzle. The bayonet hollow ground and detached . The lock has incised line decoration , the frizzen spring with roller, sliding bolt safety catch; swan-neck cock and signature in script WHEELER Half stock with chequered small; iron furniture; trigger guard acts as lock for the bayonet mounted beneath the barrel.

Dimensions

BarrelLength14.625in
OverallLength30.5in
BladeLength6.75in
BayonetLength8.375in

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

1.15 in at muzzle

Associations

Places England

Notes

Some damage to stock and originally had a side mounted ramrod.