A Waters & Co. Patent Blunderbuss Pistol

A Waters & Co. Patent Blunderbuss Pistol
£2,350.00

ID: 3458

With brass barrel and action in one piece, the former turned and belled at the muzzle, side-mounted horn-tipped ramrod with iron worm and spring bayonet beneath, the latter with spring locking-catch on one side and release trigger within the trigger-guard, border engraved action signed in script on one side, and engraved 'Patent', (putting to action) engraved thumb piece safety-catch and ring-neck cock, and figured faceted flat-sided butt, Tower private proof marks 


FOOTNOTES

John Waters was granted British Patent No. 1824 on 9 March 1781 for attaching bayonets to pistols, and is generally credited with the invention of the spring bayonet


Dimensions:

Bore: N/A 

Barrel Length: 7 Inches (17.8 cm)

Overall Length: 13 Inches (33 cm)

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