A flintlock blunderbuss by Stanton of London, Circa 1760. With octagonal to round there-stage brass barrel, belled at the muzzle, marked ‘LONDON’ and with London proofs, foliate engraved steel tang. Lockplate line engraved at the border, foliage engraved at the tail and signed STANTON. Full stocked in walnut with brass mounts comprising; butt plate with engraved long tang; neoclassical style vacant escutcheon with a fluted shell surmount; line and foliate engraved sideplate; trigger guard with floral engraved bow and acorn finial; two ramrod pipes, the long tail pipe foliate engraved; brass tipped ramrod with worm. In fine and all original condition.
Jonathan Aprenticed to William Turvey, 1739, free of Gunmakers Co., 1747. Proof piece and mark, 1754. Elected Assistant, 1761; Master, 1765. Gunmaker, Nephew and Successor to William Turvey, next Furnival Inn, Holborn, from 1748, died 1766.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Barrel Length: 30.55 cm (14 Inches)
Overall Length: 75 cm (29.5 Inches )