A Flintlock Blunderbuss by Thomas of London, With octagonal to round three-stage brass barrel, stamped with Tower of London private proofs, fitted with a bayonet underneath. Stepped, signed lock, fitted with a sliding safety catch. Half-stocked in walnut and cut with a band of chequering at the wrist. Brass mounts comprising border engraved butt-plate, trigger guard decorated with a flower head on the bow and incorporating the bayonet release catch. Ramrod mounted to the side of the barrel. In nice clean order.
John Gunmaker, ‘at Mr. Goffs’ Fore St, Emonton, free of Gunmakers Co., by redemption, 1802.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Barrel Length: 14.5 Inches
Overall Length: 30 Inches