Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading blunderbuss - By P. Girard and Compagnie

Flintlock muzzle-loading blunderbuss - By P. Girard and Compagnie

Date

about 1730

Object Number

XII.292

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Brass barrel octagonal at the breech and moulded at the muzzle, the alloy containing a high percentage of copper. Lock with flat lock-plate engraved P.GIRARD & COMPAGNIE and stamped on the inner side A.BELVT. The cock is bolted to the tumbler and there is no frizzen bridle. Roughly finished stock with brass mounts.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength18.1 in.
BarrelLength461 mm
OverallLength32.9 in.
OverallLength836 mm
OverallWeight3.6 kg
OverallWeight7.15 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

41.9 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

?
A. BELVT
Inner side
Stamped
Maker
P.GIRARD & COMPAGNIE
Lock-plate
Engraved

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