Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com Ref no 9299. A rare Napoleonic era Brass barrelled English Flintlock Blunderbuss fitted with a top spring bayonet. The lockplate engraved "DIXON". The barrel engraved "LEICESTER". Manufactured circa 1797-1816. John Dixon had a workshop in Leicester during the Napoleonic era 1797-1816. He was the father of Samuel Dixon Gunsmith later of Dixon & Son, very well known 19th-20th century gunmakers. Brass barrel with slightly swamped muzzle aprox 14 inches long, set on top with a spring loaded folding bayonet and stamped with two good clear proof marks on the barrel. Matching brass furniture comprising butt-plate, trigger guard and two ramrod pipes. Very nice chequering at the wrist. Condition is very good with hardly any sign of use. Action works fine. Overall length approx 29.5 inches. These fearsome weapons were often carried aboard mail-coaches during the 18th-19th centuries, as well as being used on large estates and for personal protection. Ref 9299.This is an antique weapon and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom.