John Richards London

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Description: John Richards, London, IRS Taxman's Flintlock Blunderbuss, 10 Ga. with 1 1/8" flared muzzle, mfg. ca. IRS marked blunderbuss i have ever seen or heard of. As cited from the book "English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers" by A. Merwyn Carey "Richards, John (2 generations) [1745-1810] Shops in Strand, London and Birmingham. Under Royal Government contract made screw barrel flintlock pocket pistols for the Inland Revenue Services. These were marked on the barrel "I.R.S.," also made flintlock holster pistols for this service.". The gun remains in very fine condition overall and features a 13 7/8" barrel which is proofed at the breech. The top of the breech is inscribed "J. RICHARDS STRAND LONDON" with "I.R.S." engraved about mid way down the barrel. The lock is inscribed "J. RICHARDS" at the rear with a large crown over "GR" and crown over "3" inspector's mark ahead of the hammer.

Condition: Used, As New
Caliber: 10 Gauge
Location: CA

Trades Accepted: No

Shipping Notes: See Description

Item #: 991239364
Seller Since: Apr. 2018This user has been a member of GunsAmerica for less than 60 days
Seller Level: Verified
This seller is NOT an FFL
City: Fairfield
State: CA

Shipping: $40.00
Accepted Payment Methods: Check Money Order
Returns: 3 Days

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