Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The blunderbuss was made in numerous styles and this one is certainly of a different sort. Unfortunately, I could not find more detailed pictures of this one.

This unique gun has a barrel tapers from the breech end forward, five sided to eleven sided to round with flared muzzle which measures 1 5/8". As you can see it is a percussion with a two piece cylinder shaped device with a hinged rear portion mounted on the lock which holds a proprietary percussion pellet cap which fits into the center. The head of the hammer has a shield protruding to the outside and the hammer is a rimfire style. The lower portion of the original spring was left and provides the tension for the hinged portion of the device. The only markings on the gun are two Birmingham proof marks. 

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