About 12 bore with a 1.125" flared muzzle. 14.25" barrel length. NSN. English fullstock flintlock blunderbuss with a spring loaded snap bayonet fixed to muzzle. Bayonet has an 11" spike blade. Bright metal finish. Attractive walnut stock has hand checkering to straight grip, and forearm with thimbles and two key pins. Features a swan neck cock lever and screw to upper tang behind sliding bayonet socket. Markings include "WILKINS & SONS" to center of lockplate, with two early 19th century crossed scepters Birmingham House proof marks to top of barrel. Buttplate, lockplate, tangs, and cock lever have basic neo-classical scroll and fret engravings. Top of barrel has an obscured mark that possibly reads "MADE IN ENGLAND". Item includes a brass tipped wood ramrod.
Fair to good. Bore is dark with oxidation. Finish on barrel possibly buffed at some point considering wear to markings on top. Item shows pitting and a mottled grey patina to bright finish overall. Wood stock has scratching and mars overall, with a few small hairline cracks to wood grain most likely from age.
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