A Huge Flintlock Deck Blunderbuss or Wall-Piece. With large swelling barrel flared at the muzzle, engraved ‘LONDON’ stamped with London proofs and barrel smiths mark, with plain tang, plain lock signed ‘J & W SHERWOOD’ ring-neck cock, figured full-stock, regulation style brass mounts, blackened iron stirrup peg mount with wooden ramrod: mounted on a custom made stand. A fine and impressive gun.
Joseph Gunmaker, 67 Upper East Smithfield, 1799-1802; gunlock maker, 1805-8; gun & cannon lock maker, 1809-22. Supplied cannon locks to ordnance, 1796; sets of gun implements, 1801. As Sherwood & Co., gunmaker to East India Co., 1807-13; as Joseph & James Sherwood, 181422. Succeeded by James & William Sherwood.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.