National Park Service Museum Collections - "American Revolutionary War: Morristown National Historical Park"

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Flintlock Blunderbuss
18th Century
This weapon took a heavy charge of powder (about four drams) and a half pint of nails, glass or coarse shot. During the Revolutionary War, Blunderbusses were used on British, French, and American warships for repelling borders. They were made solely for defense at close quarters.
Wood, brass. L 101.6 cm
Morristown National Historical Park, MORR 2155