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English flintlock blunderbuss brass barrel spring bayonet by Bond. C 1820. Ref 9556.

  • English flintlock blunderbuss brass barrel  spring bayonet by Bond. C 1820. Ref 9556.
  • English flintlock blunderbuss brass barrel  spring bayonet by Bond. C 1820. Ref 9556.
  • English flintlock blunderbuss brass barrel  spring bayonet by Bond. C 1820. Ref 9556.
  • English flintlock blunderbuss brass barrel  spring bayonet by Bond. C 1820. Ref 9556.
  • English flintlock blunderbuss brass barrel  spring bayonet by Bond. C 1820. Ref 9556.

English flintlock blunderbuss brass barrel spring bayonet by Bond. C 1820. Ref 9556.

£3,850.00
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A rare English flintlock blunderbuss with a brass barrel and a spring bayonet. Made by by Bond. circa 1820. The 12 inch brass barrel fitted with a snap bayonet that has a release catch on the upper tang and locks into a catch on the muzzle. The lock plate engraved with the makers name "BOND". Possibly William Bond who is recorded as working with Edward Bond at 45 Cornhill 1826-1855. London proofs. Brass trigger guard and butt plate decorated with engraved foliage. The blunderbuss, which takes its name from the German term Donderbuschse (thunder gun) is a short-barreled firearm with a flared muzzle that made its appearance in the late 16th century. Originally intended for military purposes, these arms can be traced to 1598, when Germany's Henrich Thielman applied for a patent for a shoulder arm designed for shipboard use to repel enemy boarders. England's growing maritime power seems to have fueled production of these short bell-barrel arms, which were useful during close-up engagements between warships by enabling marines clinging in the ship's rigging to use them against the gun crews of opposing vessels. The guards on the British Royal mail coaches would arm themselves with a blunderbuss for protection against the highway men whilst travelling with the mail during the period of 1788-1816. Overall length 27 inches. In good working order and condition with various minor dings and scratches mainly to the wood work and a old repair at the wrist. Ref 9556.
This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only.
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