The combat shotguns of yesteryear, blunderbusses and coach guns served from the 16th century through the 19th century. From the golden age of piracy to the coach guns of stagecoach trails, these no-nonsense scatterguns have been called on by lawman, villain, and soldier alike to even the odds when things get gritty.
Lead Historian Seth Isaacson guides us through a selection of the interesting blunderbusses in our May 2022 Premier Auction and helps dispel of some of the popular misconceptions around these recognizable and combat ready shotguns.
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