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Pistol - Kennan, Dublin, Flintlock, circa 1800 Object Reg. No: ST 021855

Summary:
Flintlock pistol, cal. 16 bore (.656 in.), steel smooth bore octagonal barrel 12.00cm long,

Made by Kennan, Dublin, circa 1800.
Description:
Steel side lock with sliding safety catch and hammer on R.H.side, hammer broken and top portion missing, oval steel trigger guard with pineapple extension and foliate engraving to underside, no sideplate or butt cap. Chequered grips, wooden stock extends almost to muzzle, steel ramrod tubes and wooden ramrod with brass end. Nickel alloy bladed front sight and shield shaped escutchen on back of grip.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 11.50 cm (Height), 4.60 cm (Width), 23.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 12.00cm

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Tagged with: pistols irish
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on lockplate: KENNAN
Stamped on barrel top: DUBLIN
Stamped on barrel top: MP 4132 (Nineteenth century Irish registration number)
Stamped on barrel upper L.H.side with Birmingham proofmarks (pre-1813) and viewer's mark of a crown over 'R'.
Stamped un barrel underside: GP
Maker: Kennan, Dublin (Gunsmiths), Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, circa 1800
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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