Traditions™ Flintlock Blunderbuss - .54 Cal - TR510
The Flintlock Traditions™ Blunderbuss Rifle comes in a .54 caliber. The Blunderbuss features a flared steel barrel and hardwood stock that is accented by beautiful brass trigger-guard and butt plate furniture.
The Traditions™ Blunderbuss comes in a .54 caliber flintlock ignition. The Blunderbuss features a flared smooth bore steel barrel and features a single-stage trigger for easy ignition. The hardwood stock is accented by beautiful brass trigger-guard and butt plate furniture. The 16 3/4" trumpet-style barrel is designed to shoot .54 caliber round balls or a variety of lead shot.
The Blunderbuss was considered a poor man's shotgun. The blunderbuss could be loaded with various scraps, rocks, or wood, although this would result in damage to the barrel of the gun. Most historical accounts have the blunderbuss being loaded with lead balls smaller than the bore diameter. The early Blunderbuss barrels were constructed from either steel or brass, and were usually flared. The barrel flaring served a two-fold purpose by increasing the spread of the shot, and serving as a funnel, making it easier to reload on horseback or on top of a moving carriage. The flared muzzle is the defining feature of the Blunderbuss, differentiating it from other large caliber carbines of it's day. Blunderbusses were notoriously short, with barrels under two feet in length, at a time when a typical musket barrel was over three feet long.