Cased British Flintlock Brass Barrel Blunderbuss, R. KING w/ Flint Boxlock Pistol, WHEELER, LONDON, #748 Firearms
A Composite (all of the period but assembled) British Cased Flintlock Brass Barrel Blunderbuss & Brass Box-Lock Flint Pistol w/Accessories, (Blunderbuss-1740), (Case-1790-1800), (Pistol-1780) w/accessories.
Blunderbuss- Royal Navy Pattern by; "R KING, LONDON" (Richard King 1720-1745) circa, 1740-45. 15" round two-stage brass barrel marked; w/(2) English Proofs and engraved; "No 1 or 7" at the breech. Regulation brass Sea Service furniture. Lock is marked; "R KING" w/border engraving and a very unusual engraved panoply of arms on the cock. Original flint. Stock is solid w/the exception of a period break and repair of the fore-end (no replaced wood). The stock has normal age scratches and dings from years of service. Original ram rod w/worm intact. In good working order.
Small all brass Box-Lock Flint Pistol by; "WHEELER, LONDON". 1.5" .50 cal. round brass turn-off barrel. Drop trigger. Stock is solid w/normal scratches and dings from years of use. In good working order.
Accessories include; (2) powder flasks, (2) bullet molds w/(2) matching caliber groups of balls, wad punch, large ram rod w/cleaning and ball puller jag, powder & shot measure, extra flints, and tow.
Period Box circa, 1795 by; "John Manton & Son", London w/original Trade Lable, Measures; 34" x 9.25" x 3"