British Brass-barreled Blunderbuss, c. late 17th/early 18th century, walnut stock with brass fittings, lock has small dog catch and foliate designs, a brass octagonal to round barrel with proofs on the left side of the breech, and a brass side plate in foliate form, barrel lg. 13 1/2, overall lg. 28 in.
Provenance: The Bill Ahearn collection.
Literature: Illustrated and described in Bill Ahearn, "Colonial Firearms Displayed at the Princeton Battlefield," The Gun Report (May 1994).
Exhibitions: The Thomas Clarke House, Princeton Battlefield.
Some dings and nicks in the stock and a few small repaired splits near the muzzle, and the lock functions but sticks a bit at full cock.
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