About 10 bore with a 2.5" flared muzzle. 19" two stage octagonal to round barrel. NSN. Half-stock flintlock blunderbuss with an 1815-dated East India Company lock. Bright metal finish with brass furnishings. Walnut Monte-Carlo style stock has a hand-checkered grip, cheekpiece, and forearm with brass forend cap, escutcheons, and a single key with several stock pins. Features a ring-necked cock lever and a buttstock with a sling swivel to bottom edge. Markings include "1815" to tail of lockplate, with a Rampant Lion to center, and "2" underneath pan. The barrel has Indian Mughal-style floral engravings overall. Item also has a thick wrist as is seen on English military muskets of the period. Item appears to have had an inlay to bottom of barrel that was possibly silver. Item is missing ramrod.
Fair to good. Bore is dark. Finish has a darkened patina to barrel and lock overall. There is light surface oxidation to rounded barrel, and heavy oxidation to area where inlay was removed. Stock has scratches, mars, and hairline cracks from age overall. Buttplate has wear and denting damage. Action is functional.
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