English Brass-Barreled Flintlock Blunderbuss, ca. 1825
Two-stage round 14 1/4" brass barrel with turned decoration at the muzzle, marked “LONDON” at the breech. Flat lock plate with line border and engraved foliage, stamped “W. LONDON”. William London had a shop in London and was active from about 1825- 1840. Walnut full stock with brass mounts; including ramrod thimbles, vacant wrist escutcheon, butt plate, side plate, and trigger guard; the latter three with acorn, shell, and floral engraving. Brass-tipped wood ramrod. Very good condition with some dents and scratches in the stock, commensurate with age and use. Light surface rust on the lock. Overall length 30".
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