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Revolver - Pepperbox, Birmingham, late 1840s Object Reg. No: ST 018558

Summary:
Percussion pepperbox revolver, cal. .360 in., six blued barrelled, 83 mm long. Birmingham proof marks on the barrel. Dated to late 1840s.

One of 2 revolvers brought to Melbourne from England in August 1853 on the Lady Flora by Phiilip Henry Nunn, father of the donor. Phillip Henry Nunn (1833?-1907) became involved in the establisghment of the drapery firm that later merged to become Buckley & Nunn, one of Melbourne's best known department stores.

Victoria Police assigned serial number: 40421VP.
Description:
Steel oval triggerguard, trigger and bar-hammer, plain wooden grips secured by a single screw framed by a diamond german silver inlay on both sides of grips, flat butt with steel butt cap, case-hardened steel frame and mounts, lightly engraved on both sides, down backstrap, on butt cap, triggerguard, and on bar-hammer with foliate scrolls, has a shield to protect the nipples. No maker's name appears on the frame.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Crumpton Nunn, 1931
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 8.90 cm (Height), 4.00 cm (Width), 20.50 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 8.30cm

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Tagged with: revolvers british
Themes this item is part of: Firearms in Gold Rush Victoria, 1850s, Firearms in Gold Rush Melbourne, 1850s, Arms Collection, Migration Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on barrels at breech end with Birmingham proof and view marks.
Place & Date Made: Birmingham, England, Great Britain, late 1840s
Past Owner: Phillip Nunn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1853

One of 2 revolvers brought to Melbourne from England in August 1853 on the Lady Flora by Phiilip Henry Nunn, father of the donor.

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