Flintlock Blunderbuss, Engraved “PENITENTIARY” on Barrel, Guard’s Gun
WILLIAM PARKER / LONDON / MAKET TPO HIS MAGISTRY…Engraved on Barrel
Also Engraved on Barrel: PENITENTIARY


Flintlock Blunderbuss, Engraved “PENITENTIARY” on Barrel, Guard’s Gun
WILLIAM PARKER / LONDON / MAKET TPO HIS MAGISTRY…Engraved on Barrel
Also Engraved on Barrel: PENITENTIARY, entire view

At the time that this gun was made, Millbank Penitentiary was the only institution in
Britain referred to as a Penitentiary. The prison opened in 1821 and served as a holding
facility for convicted prisoners before being transported to Australia.
A common practice in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to convert surplus Brown
Bess muskets to Blunderbuss…this is an example of that process. The stock and lock
are from a Brown Bess. A brass forend cap was installed where the barrel was reduced.
Brass two stage barrel, octagonal to round with flaring cannon muzzle: three starburst
marks and London proofs. The lock displays the “crown over GR” mark, on the tail is
engraved “WILSON” over “7” over “11”. Engraved on buttplate tang is “L” over “No 20”.
At one time the barrel was fitted with a flip bayonet, it was likely removed during its early
working life; appears to be period work. The action is tight and smooth.
(Overall length: 32.25”, barrel: 16”.)


Flintlock Blunderbuss, Engraved “PENITENTIARY” on Barrel, Guard’s Gun
WILLIAM PARKER / LONDON / MAKET TPO HIS MAGISTRY…Engraved on Barrel
Also Engraved on Barrel: PENITENTIARY, right facing

Flintlock Blunderbuss, Engraved “PENITENTIARY” on Barrel, Guard’s Gun
WILLIAM PARKER / LONDON / MAKET TPO HIS MAGISTRY…Engraved on Barrel
Also Engraved on Barrel: PENITENTIARY, left facing

Flintlock Blunderbuss, Engraved “PENITENTIARY” on Barrel, Guard’s Gun
WILLIAM PARKER / LONDON / MAKET TPO HIS MAGISTRY…Engraved on Barrel
Also Engraved on Barrel: PENITENTIARY, lock plate

Flintlock Blunderbuss, Engraved “PENITENTIARY” on Barrel, Guard’s Gun
WILLIAM PARKER / LONDON / MAKET TPO HIS MAGISTRY…Engraved on Barrel
Also Engraved on Barrel: PENITENTIARY, side plate

Flintlock Blunderbuss, Engraved “PENITENTIARY” on Barrel, Guard’s Gun
WILLIAM PARKER / LONDON / MAKET TPO HIS MAGISTRY…Engraved on Barrel
Also Engraved on Barrel: PENITENTIARY, muzzle

Flintlock Blunderbuss, Engraved “PENITENTIARY” on Barrel, Guard’s Gun
WILLIAM PARKER / LONDON / MAKET TPO HIS MAGISTRY…Engraved on Barrel
Also Engraved on Barrel: PENITENTIARY, ramrod

Flintlock Blunderbuss, Engraved “PENITENTIARY” on Barrel, Guard’s Gun
WILLIAM PARKER / LONDON / MAKET TPO HIS MAGISTRY…Engraved on Barrel
Also Engraved on Barrel: PENITENTIARY, trigger guard

Flintlock Blunderbuss, Engraved “PENITENTIARY” on Barrel, Guard’s Gun
WILLIAM PARKER / LONDON / MAKET TPO HIS MAGISTRY…Engraved on Barrel
Also Engraved on Barrel: PENITENTIARY, address detail

Flintlock Blunderbuss, Engraved “PENITENTIARY” on Barrel, Guard’s Gun
WILLIAM PARKER / LONDON / MAKET TPO HIS MAGISTRY…Engraved on Barrel
Also Engraved on Barrel: PENITENTIARY, engraving detail

$3,600.00

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