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Sell: Antique Blunderbuss Pistol

  • Type: Sell
  • Country: Canada
  • Province/State: British Columbia
  • City: DELTA BC
  • Manufacturer: other
  • If other, please specify: unknown
  • Condition: Good
  • Model: Blunderbuss
  • Action/Type: other
  • Calibre: unknown
  • Listed: February 15, 2021 9:12 am
  • Expires: 9 days, 10 hours


The Blunderbuss was a contraption first seen in Europe in the 15th century. It was used either as a long arm, resting against the shooter's shoulder, or as a pistol held in one hand. The flared muzzle allowed the spread of projectiles to reach a maximum area, in the hope to increase its effectiveness against multiple opponents. The blunderbuss is thought to be the forerunner of the modern shotgun and was popular aboard ships, and as a deterrent against highwaymen. It was always used with multiple projectiles - lead balls, rocks, or bits of chopped up metal. A close-range weapon, its effectiveness beyond a few feet would be doubtful. This massive pistol bears no marks whatsoever. It is difficult to date, or to determine its origin. From the construction it would seem European, and being a percussion lock it would seem to be early 19th century. I do not believe that it was converted from flintlock. It is in good condition, with various cracks and repairs done to the stock over the years. The lock mechanism works in half-cock, but the hammer will not hold in the full cock position. Ornate brass side plate, trigger guard and pommel cap, good nipple and undamaged brass barrel. The ram rod is missing. NSN, rated good overall. The gun comes with a brass powder horn of unknown make or age. It seems to be European, perhaps Dutch, and could date as early as the late 18th century. It is in fair condition. DISCLAIMER: All OLD GUNS CANADA guns are sold as antiques and we do not make any representation as to the shooting safety of any of them. The guns should be checked by a gun smith before being fired. As antiques, they DO NOT REQUIRE A PAL however you must be 18 to buy. Please provide proof of age with purchase. OLD GUNS CANADA is in business to satisfy our customers and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Prices are subject to GST and PST where applicable. Please be specific about shipping requirements, insurance, etc. Shipping is usually by mail, using the most economical methods, and the charge is a nominal $20. We ship as soon as your payment has cleared our bank. NEW ITEMS ADDED WEEKLY ON OUR WEBSITE.

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