A Fine brass barrelled Blunderbuss by James Rainsford

Stock Code: 8383

A Fine brass barrelled Blunderbuss by James Rainsford of Dublin, 31" overall.  15½" ring turned brass barrel flared at the muzzle, cannon barrel turnings, Engraved Dublin. Struck with Birmingham proofs &  TK barrelsmith's stamp [Poss. Ketland]. Lockplate engraved 'Rainsford', with swan necked cock with brass side plate engraved with wheat ears, trigger guard with acanthus  finial & floral engraving on the bow. Brass butt plate engraved MN 1431 engraved , tang. Walnut full stock with moulded carving round the barrel tang. Under barrel spring bayonet, steel side ramrod, retained by one brass ramrod pipes. A high quality Gentleman's coaching blunderbuss.

 C1780 James Rainsford 1751-1791

Very good condition. 

 This item is one of our 'bin ends' selection - items that have been with us for a while through no fault of their own, usually the last few pieces of large collections, which we are now able to offer at significantly reduced prices to move them on to make way for new stock.
Lockdown has given us the opportunity to have a spring clean and you the opportunity to get a very good deal ! The prices are as low as they can be and include delivery in the UK. Originally first offered at £3,750

Price: £2,300.00

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