A Flintlock Blunderbuss by H.W. Mortimer

£2,450.00

ID: 3511

With brass barrel formed in three stages, swelling slightly towards the muzzle, formed with raised mouldings, engraved with stars at the median, a band at the breech, the latter inscribed 'London', struck with London proof, the barrelsmith's mark and Cork West Riding Registration mark 'WC1575', engraved iron tang decorated with foliage, signed rounded border-engraved lock, figured walnut full stock (small cracks), carved with an apron moulding about the tang, engraved brass mounts comprising trigger-guard decorated with a trophy-of-hunting on the bow and with acorn finial, solid side-plate decorated with border ornament and a shell, butt-plate with Irish registration number matching the breech and tang en suite with the trigger-guard, border-engraved vacant escutcheon, a pair of moulded ramrod-pipes, iron sling swivels and wooden ramrod with iron worm, 


Provenance 

Acquired circa 1977. Literature H. Lee Munson, The Mortimer Gunmakers 1753-1923, Rhode Island 1992, p. 189-190, plate 288. Munson (op. cit) states that this is the earliest recorded blunderbuss by Harvey Walklate (1) Mortimer.

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