NOCK of LONDON Antique BRASS BARREL British FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS w BAYONET
200+ Year Old Close-Range Scattergun w Bayonet!
Here we present an antique Nock of London Marked British Flintlock Blunderbuss with a snap bayonet, made circa the early 1800s in England. The blunderbuss is a firearm with a short, large caliber barrel. They are flared at the muzzle, frequently throughout the entire bore, and used with shot and other projectiles. The blunderbuss is commonly considered to be an early predecessor of the modern day shotgun, with similar military and defensive use. It was effective only at short range, lacking accuracy at long range.
A blunderbuss in handgun form was called a Dragon, and it is from this that the term “Dragoon” evolved. The flintlock blunderbuss was the original coach gun, being a short, handy and devastating weapon at close range. It was used in many capacities, not the least of which were for Naval boarding or defending vessels, stagecoach and messenger companies, home defense and more. The flintlock blunderbuss was the original coach gun, being a short, handy and devastating weapon at close range. It was capable of firing up to 20 buckshot in front of 120 grains of black powder, according to Spencer Tucker in Almanac of American Military History, Volume 1. This particular example is highly likely to have been used in the War of 1812 on the side that didn’t win!
The overall condition is very good. The action is strong. The bore is in good shape. This example showcases a snap bayonet with strong spring tension. The bayonet has been refurbished and has a coat of black paint, almost like Japanning. The bayonet snaps firmly into place when guided by hand and locked into place. The barrel is marked “LONDON” with “NOCK” on the lock. Birmingham proofs on the barrel. This example sports fine checkering at the wrist on the solid stock. A blunderbuss such as this, is what most people imagine a pirate crew using to commandeer an unsuspecting ship!
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Barrel is 14 inches.
Caliber: Approximately 16 Gauge
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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