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Revolver - Pepperbox, James Rock Cooper, Birmingham, early 1840s Object Reg. No: ST 021951

Percussion pepperbox revolver, cal. .400 in., six barrelled, 8.60 long, nipples in line with barrels.

Made by James Rock Cooper, Birmingham (active circa 1840-1853), early 1840s.
Ring trigger and under-hammer, plain wooden grips secured by a single screw, rounded butt, steel frame, engraved on both sides and down backstrap with foliate scrolls.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 9.10 cm (Height), 3.70 cm (Width), 19.50 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 8.60cm

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Tagged with: revolvers british, dum but
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: Engraved on L.H.side frame: J.R. COOPER/ PATENT
Stamped on breech end of barrels with Birmingham proofmarks.
Model Name/Number: (Pepperbox Ring Trigger)
Manufacturer: James Rock Cooper (Gunmaker), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, early 1840s
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1864-1952

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