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Blunderbuss by Henry Hadley of London

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Price: £1,950

Ref: 099.23

Item Description

recorded at various addresses in the City of London from 1734 until his death in 1773. Hadley is recorded as being thereatened with prosection in 1735 for practicing as a gunmaker but not serving proper apprenticeship with his father. Both parties seem to have concluded because in 1742 he was employing his own apprentices. as a member iof Gunmakers co. Recorded as comntractor to ordnance in 1756 noted for silver mounted pistols with spanish barrels 2 pairs of which is in the royal collection windsor castle (nos 475, 494) and one in tower armouries. (XII 1645/6). Made mainy pistols (holster, over & under db, brass barrel blunderbusses.

barrel 14.25 inches (36.25 cm) overall 30 inches (76.25 cm)

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