William Edwards Blunderbuss

About 10 bore with a 1.75" flared muzzle. 14.75" three stage barrel. NSN. Fullstock percussion blunderbuss with a brass barrel. Bright brass metal finish with a blued or bright finish to lock and upper tang. Walnut stock has a straight grip and forearm with a single stock pin and several nails to stock on both sides. Features a two click tumbler, with brass triggerguard, buttplate, and ramrod thimbles. Markings include "EDWARDS" to center of lock. Barrel is marked "DUBLIN" to top of barrel, with two "{Crown}/P" proofs to top left side of octagonal barrel section. Includes an ebony tipped wood ramrod. William Edwards was an Irish gunmaker who was active from about 1776-1798. It is believed that his son Thomas was brought into the business thereafter. Item possibly converted to percussion at some point, lock to wood fit was tight and lock was unable to be removed for further inspection. 


Fair to good. Bore is dark. Brass finish shows scratching with a mottled grey patina developing to both brass and lock. Wood stock has scratching and some marred losses overall. Stock is missing a pin to front of forearm and appears to be missing a screw to bottom edge of buttstock. Action is functional and holds well. 

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
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