Item:
ON13523

Original Ottoman Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol with Full Stock and Brass Inlaid Engraved Barrel - circa 1850

Item Description

Original Item. One of a Kind. This is a Classic example of a 19th Century Ottoman Blunderbuss! Dating to around 1850, the "Hand" blunderbuss mimics the shape of a full sized blunderbuss of the period but is scaled down for use with one hand. It is full stocked with a "pistol grip" style wrist and butt stock with a butt plate. The stock has hand checkering around the wrist, along with a brass escutcheon on the back.

The blunderbuss barrel is 10 3/4" long terminating in a 1 3/8" wide mouth to the front. The entire top of the barrel is covered with simple engraved designs showing a row of what look to be deities or other mythological figures, and these have inlaid brass highlights. The weapon is 20 1/2" in overall length, and almost all of the fittings look to be nickel alloy, giving it a great look!

Overall condition is very nice, with a lovely patina of age. We checked the lock, and functions correctly, holding at half cock and firing at full. It is a very early European style lock, without any external reinforcement bridle for the pan and frizzen.

This is a real peach of its type, and definitely not a later tourist item. Often associated with the Barbary Pirates, it makes an awesome display piece.

Specifications:

Years of Manufacture: circa 1850
Barrel Length: 10 3/4"
Bore Diameter: Blunderbuss Swamped Barrel - 1 3/8" at muzzle
Ammunition Type: Lead Shot & Powder
Overall Length: 20 1/2 Inches
Action: Miquelet Lock
Feed System: Muzzle-Loaded

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