A Steel-Barrelled Percussion Blunderbuss by Conway of Manchester. With belled browned barrel signed ‘MANCHESTER’ along the top-flat, with plain tang incorporating bayonet release catch, flat signed lock decorated with scrolls, dolphin cock decorated en suite, full-stocked in walnut, cut with a band of chequering at the wrist, engraved steel mounts comprising butt-late, trigger guard and ramrod pipes, brass tipped ramrod with worm. Steel retaining faded original colours.
Thomas [1820-1850] Shop at Manchester. Made cased flintlock travelling pistols and flintlock blunderbusses; later percussion pepperboxes and double barrelled percussion pistols with belt hook and percussion revolvers, Tranters patent.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.
Barrel Length: 14.5 Inches (36.83 cm)
Overall Length: 30 inches (76.2 cm)