A Good Naval Blunderbuss by Moore of London, With octagonal to round barrel, flared at the muzzle, stamped with London proofs and Foreigners mark at the breech, plain tang, signed lock in russet condition, full-stocked in walnut with raised apron around the tang, military style furniture including sea-service style butt-plate, side-plate and plain trigger guard. In superb original condition.
Daniel 1 Apprentice to John Jackson, 1722; free of Gunmakers Co., 1734. died 1746.
Daniel 2 Son of Daniel 1. Apprenticed ro George Mark by, 1746; free of Gunmakers Co., 1756. Proof piece & mark, 1758. Elected Assistant, 1761. Furbisher, Tower of London, 1754. Gunmaker, corner of Rood Lane, Fenchurch Street, 1762; 24 Fenchurch St., 1767-77; 34 Lime St., 1771-8; 15 Fenchurch St., 1779-83; 9 Cullum Street., 1784-6. Contractor to Ordnance, 1778-80; East India Co., 1772-1802. Died 1802.
John 1 Apprenticed to John Silke, turned over to William Fisher, in Gunmakers Co., 1662.
John 2 Apprenticed to Edward Caddy in Gunmakers Co., 1704. Furbisher, Tower of London, 1718.
William 1 Apprentice to John Silke, turned over to William Bolton, 1664; free of Gunmakers CO., 1673. Proof piece, 1677. Elected Assistant, 1697; Master 1702. Gunmaker to Ordnancem 1678-1715.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.