18th century British blunderbuss estimated at $7,000


2015-06-26 13:35:29


18th century British blunderbuss estimated at $7,000

The British blunderbuss dates to the 1750s or 1760s - was it used in the American revolution?

A British blunderbuss dating to the era of the American revolutionary war could make $4,000-7,000 at Morphy Auctions in Pennsylvania on January 11.

British blunderbuss revolutionThe blunderbuss is likely to have been produced for an officer in the British army

The weapon is thought to date to the1750s or 1760sand features the original flintlock. It is engraved with foliate scrolls, with a set of initials (IJ)engraved on the barrel - likely denoting the gunsmith. Additionally it features an ebony ramrod.

It is likely the piece was made for a British officer and is described by Morphy as "the finest early blunderbuss to be yet offered by this auction house".

Was it used in anger during the American revolution?

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