Blunderbuss

Production date
Circa 1730
Description
Percussion bell mouthed blunderbuss musketoon, converted from flintlock. 1.4inch or 4 bore calibre. Heavy iron smoothbore barrel 30 inches long, bell mouth 500mm wide. Brass fittings. Butt stock carved on right side, possible East India Production.

Loading method: muzzleloading
Ignition system: percussion
Place of origin: England (c.1730-90)
Usage: Military; UK
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Object detail

Production date
Circa 1730
Media/Materials
Blunderbuss, iron barrel, stock and forend wood
Measurements
1145mm total length
760mm barrel length (at muzzle): 70mm x 50mm
Production place
Collection
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1965/30/179

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