Blunderbuss

Blunderbuss
Blunderbuss
Blunderbuss
Title
Blunderbuss
Date 
1760-1790
Medium 
Wood, iron, brass
Dimensions 
barrel length: 15 7/8 in. ( 40.3 cm ) Overall: 31 in. ( 78.7 cm )
Description 
Wood, iron, and brass flintlock blunderbuss; brass cannon barrel with decorative ring, crimping at bore, and raised shell carving around iron tang; brass furniture with floral trigger guard, shell-shaped escutcheon plate, and decorative side plate with scalloped and floral designs; trumpet head iron ramrod with two pipes; floral engravings on barrel, tail of lockplate, trigger guard, and buttplate; stamped mark at center of brass lockplate; stamped proofs at breech end of barrel.
Object Number 
INV.5732
Marks 
stamped: lockplate: "HARLEY" stamped: barrel: "P" "V" (both below crown); "TH"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group