An unusual flintlock blunderbuss

Item:
999
Region:
Britain
Type:
Firearms,Blunderbusses
Description:
An unusual flintlock blunderbuss by E. Baker and Son c 1825. The brass barrel has a bell mouth muzzle and an octagonal breech which is engraved E BAKER & SON and struck with London proof marks together with Baker’s own “water” proof marks. The barrel is fitted with a triangular section sprung bayonet. The stepped bolted lock is engraved E.BAKER & SON and is fitted with a cock of Baker’s own design having the top jaw forged integrally, and a roller bearing frizzen spring. The brass mounts are engraved and include a Britannia shield and flowers on the buttcap. The walnut fullstock is chequered at the grip, and retains its original brass mounted wooden ramrod fitted with a brass capped steel worm. Excellent age patina overall
Metrics:
Barrel length 16” (40.5cms) Overall length 32” (81.3cms)
Notes:
this blunderbuss employs 3 of the advantages promoted in Ezekiel Baker’s book “Baker’s Remarks on Rifle Guns” namely the “water” proof marks, the design of the cock, and the placing of the rear lock screw well back on the plate. Ezekiel Baker & Son, gunmakers, are recorded at 24 Whitechapel Road 1823-1846
Price:
£3,950