Blunderbuss Barrel Physical Object
Creation Datecirca 1700
DescriptionRidges near muzzle. Recovered with 4 round lead shot in muzzle (1986.08.0657b--e).
Originally developed as early as the 1400’s, the blunderbuss was relatively unchanged by the beginning of the 1700’s. The short barrel, wide muzzle, large shot capacity, and wide dispersion in close quarters made it a favorite among sailors. It was also popular among African nations who could quickly train their armies with its use.
6 cm H x 63.5 cm L , Item (Overall)
0 kg Weight
63.5 x 6.0 cm