An Early Brass-Barrelled Flintlock Blunderbuss by Moore, Early 18th Century. With three-stage barrel flared at the muzzle, octagonal breech becoming polygonal, plain tang, plain signed lock, highly figured full-stock, brass mounts including plain butt-plate secured by iron tacks, simple brass trigger guard and turned brass ramrod pipe, wooden ramrod with brass tip. A superb early blunderbuss in lovely untouched 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.
Barrel Length: 14 Inches (36 cm)
Overall Length: 28.75 Inches (73 cm)