Tuesday, 9 May 2017
The above two photographs are rather fuller ones of yesterdayday's 'Mystery object', which were taken from a rather different angle. It is, of course, an English coaching blunderbuss with a spring bayonet along the top of the barrel. It was made by J.Wright, of Weymouth, circa 1790 to 1810. I've always liked the engraving round the muzzle, Fly or Dye; in that, if you're close enough to read it, then you've already lost the choice it gives .