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A Fine British Royal Navy brass barrel flintlock Sea Service Ships swivel blunderbuss (Espingole) by; "BRANDER & POTTS", LONDON, circa. 1780-1798. 22.25" octagon to round brass blunderbuss barrel w/cannon muzzle and marked w/(2) Tower private proofs and the barrel makers mark; "*" over "MM". Brass regulation Sea Service pattern furniture. Stock is solid w/normal period scratches and dings from years of service. The wrought iron post and yoke is a replacement. 38.75" overall length. In wonderful untouched condition and in good working order.
Ref: See; GUNMAKERS OF LONDON 1350-1850. by. Howard L. Blackmore. c. 1986, p. 59
also see; BOARDERS AWAY II Firearms of the Age of Fighting Sail. by, William Gilkerson. c.1993, pp. 97-119
BATTLE WEAPONS of the American Revolution. by, George C. Neumann. c. 1998, pp. 14, 191
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