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blunderbuss, flintlock

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  • Other titles
    • flintlock blunderbuss [part of] (descriptive name)
    • [spring gun]
  • Description
    short barrelled parapet mounted blunderbuss
    flintlock blunderbuss fully encased in wood
    flintlock blunderbuss, completely encased in wood; no trigger; groove for ramrod; peg for swivel mounting; flint in place; wooden stock made in tow parts, top and bottom; held around barrel by two metal bands; wooden dowel at top rear; considerable borer in top section of wood
    no markings
    Manufacture notes: appears to be homemade
  • Place
  • Other Number
    10279, A7039
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
blunderbuss, flintlock, A7039, 10279, Photographed by Richard NG, digital, 31 Mar 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, A7039, 10279
  • Notes
    part of flintlock blunderbuss fully encased in wood
    Gun set in the ground with a piece of string attached to trigger. When set off would shoot poacher in the leg.
  • Production
    not researched (maker)
  • Consists of
    • 0 - Whole › metal
      metal, wood
    • 0 - Whole › wood
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length : 510mm
      (overall length: 520mm barrel length: 230mm height: 200mm calibre: 20mm)
    • 0 - Whole length : 230mm
    • 0 - Whole height : 200mm
    • 0 - Whole width : 65mm
  • Classification
  • Record created
    22 December 2014

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