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  • Other titles
    Brass flintlock blunderbuss, UK, c.1700s
  • Description
    Brass flintlock blunderbuss, UK, c.1700s.
    flintlock; 4 bore; brass barrel and barrel fittings, brass trigger guard which extends halfway down the butt; wooden stock; brass acorn forward of trigger guard; metal lock with hammer, pan, frizzen, and external spring; action at fault, frozen
    engraved on lock plate: J & W / Richards
    Birmingham proof and view marks at rear of barrel, left hand side: two crests and letter "R"
    on butt tang: a decorative mark of sword, drum and wings
    missing parts: ramrod
    manufacturer Richards J & W; UK; c.1700s
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1977.62, A7022
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
    28 June 1977
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
blunderbuss, 1977.62, A7022, Photographed by Richard NG, digital, 27 Feb 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
blunderbuss, 1977.62, A7022, Photographed by Richard NG,… … Read more


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1977.62, A7022
  • Production
    Richards J & W (manufacturer)
    [United Kingdom]Europe
    [United Kingdom]Europe
    Circa 18th Century
  • Signature/marks
    "Richard" on lock plate; proof marks  (manufacturer's name)
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole calibre : 31mm
    • 0 - Whole height : 280mm
    • 0 - Whole width : 65mm
    • 0 - Whole length : 750mm
      (overall length: 750mm [735mm] barrel: 350mm width: 65mm height: 130-280mm calibre: 31mm)
    • 0 - Whole length : 350mm
  • Classification
    military (Level 1)
    › arms & armaments (Level 2)
    › firearms (Level 3)
    › longarms (Level 4)
    › blunderbuss (Level 5)
  • Record created
    30 January 2008

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