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Massive Brass Barrelled Dog-Lock Blunderbuss

Ref: 218

Price: £5,000

Maker: John Hosey

Date: circa 1690

With massive two-stage 25 inch barrel with reinforcing ring at the slightly flared belled muzzle (1.82 inches internal measurement), octagonal breech stamped with barrelsmith’s mark of John Hosey and with a ramp at the rear, plain iron tang, flat bevelled lock retained by three dome-headed side-nails, full stock with raised apron at the barrel tang, iron trigger-guard with rounded finial, single turned brass ramrod-pipe, and wooden ramrod, London proof marks; in excellent condition and weighing just over 12 lbs (5.5 kilos).