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blunderbuss, flintlock

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  • Other titles
    flintlock blunderbuss "as issued to Nisam Army, Hyderabad, 1640" (descriptive name)
  • Description
    "Flintlock blunderbuss as issued to Nisam Army, Hyderabad, India, 1640"
    flintlock; muzzle loading; iron Damascus barrel with engraving (worn); 1-1/4 inch bore; saddle bar on left hand side, no ring; iron fittings and ramrod; chequered wrist of butt; metal plate on top of wrist with "O"; ornate emblem by trigger guard; shows "Eastern" influence in design; major crack in right hand side of butt; rear nail in forestock loose
    inside lock: P TAILLEUR [?]
    maker: [P Tailleur], circa 1760s
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1937.237, 54769, W0876
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  • Record richness
blunderbuss, flintlock, 1937.237, W0876, 54769, Photographed by Richard NG, digital, 10 Mar 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1937.237, W0876
  • Notes
    "Flintlock blunderbuss as issued to Nisam Army, Hyderabad, India, 1640"
    Provenance Notes: Permit No 7212 to land blunderbuss from ship ss Narabada was issued in Auckland, 15/12/1937
  • Place
  • Date
    1 January 1640 to 31 December 1640
  • Production
    not researched (maker)
    [Circa 1640]
    17th Century
  • Consists of
    • 0 - Whole › wood
      wood, iron
    • 0 - Whole › iron
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length : 660mm
    • 0 - Whole length : 337mm
    • 0 - Whole width : 70mm
    • 0 - Whole height : 135mm
  • Classification
  • Classification Documents
    Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging (Primary Title)
    A Revised and Expanded Version of Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects. (Other Title)
    Robert Chenhall
    Nashville/Tennessee/USA  (Place of Publication)  (nomenclature)
  • Record created
    22 December 2014

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