~ 19th Century British Flintlock Sprung Bayonet Blunderbuss ~
The brass barreled blunderbuss dates to around 1820, it is in the English pattern, resembling some Tower models.
The lock plate is signed but the actual name is hard to make out due to wear - Whittern is approximately correct.
It has a spring operated bayonet of single fullered triangular cross section with a sliding safety lock.
The blunderbuss has decorative brass fittings including the acorn trigger guard and a blank escutcheon plate.
The original ramrod is included.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel length is 14.1 inches (36 cm), the muzzle interna, diameter is 1.25 inches (3 cm), the bayonet length is 13 inches (33 cm) and the overall length of the blunderbuss is 30 inches (76 cm).
It weighs 2.5 kg.
~ Condition ~
A good example.
The lock, hammer and bayonet are made of steel and have darkened due to their age, they are free from rust and damage.
The stock is fine except for a large chip by the muzzle on the left.
It half cocks, cocks and release with a strong spring.
The bayonet deploys with gusto so please be careful.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £22 or the blunderbuss can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.