Wilson Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol The blunderbuss, which takes its name from the German term Donderbuschse (thunder gun) is a short-barreled firearm with a flared muzzle that made its appearance in the late 16th century. Often associated with the Pilgrims, the blunderbuss was still relatively unknown in the early 17th century.
1778 British Flintlock pistol at the National Army Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "East India Company arms normally followed the pattern and calibre of those ordered by the Board of Ordnance, but they were often modified for service in India. This Sea Service pistol is similar to Ordnance issue but has a larger calibre (.65 inch) than the normal .56 inch of Sea Service pistols issued by the Board."
View this item and discover similar arms, armor and weapons for sale at - With octagonal barrels engraved with a decorative band around the muzzles and the breeches, fitted with silver fore-sights. Each engraved with 'Hornschurch
British Light Dragoon Pistol, c. 1810, walnut stock branded with P7A in front of the triggerguard, brass fittings, lockplate marked with a lion and a crown over 2, and dated 1810 on the tail, proof marks near breech of gun, lg. 16 in. Estimate $1,000-1,500