Pistol, Flintlock Blunderbuss
Pistol, Flintlock Blunderbuss


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Weapons
Weapons ➔ Pistol, Flintlock Blunderbuss

Identifier:
37288
Description:
Flintlock smooth bore blunderbuss.;The Blunderbuss was a short musket with a wide ended barrel. When loaded with a number of lead balls it would have the same effect as a shotgun at close range. The name Blunderbuss is a combination of Dutch words meaning "Thunder Pipe".;Scrolling on wooden stock and handle. Floral designs and decorations stamped on lockplate.;This pistol version of the Blunderbuss is called the Dragon. The pistol was typically issued to troops such as cavalry, who needed a lightweight, easily handled firearm. The dragon became so associated with cavalry and mounted infantry that the term dragoon soon came to describe any mounted infantry.;Blunderbuss Pistol
Date:
circa 1650
Materials:
Iron, Wood
Dimensions:
6" h 2" w 14.25" d
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Source:
Courtesy Of Mrs. George Widdicomb
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Widdicomb, Mrs. George

Robert Davis
Related Place
Turkey