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Pistol - Hackett, Cork, Ireland, Percussion Object Reg. No: ST 021944

Percussion pistol, double barrelled. Cal. 22 bore (.593 in).

Made by W. A. Hackett, Cork, Ireland.
Muzzle loading rifled barrels in "side by side" arrangement, swivel ramrod. Overall length 247 mm. Steel screw in vent. Chequered wooden stock with recess for caps, silver monogram plate.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology

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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: Barrels bear London proofs.
Pistol marked "W. A. Hackett, Cork." length 247 mm.
Maker: W.A. Hackett (Gunsmiths), Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Ashton Brady Posted on 30 Sep 2010 11:28 AM
Re: Reg. No: ST 021944: William Ashton Hackett was my grandfather's grandfather. Several of his Hackett relatives went out to Melbourne in 1851 & 1853. One was William Hackett (who arrived on the Nepaul in 1851), the goldsmith that made the William Smith O'Brien gold cup in Melbourne. The cup in now in the National Museum of Ireland. His daughter in Melbourne visited my great-grandaunts in Cork, in 1902. Her uncle was James Kearney, who I think made the first detailed map of Melbourne. Another, Arthur Connell Hackett set up a branch of the Cork Hackett's sporting business in Melbourne in 1853.
Michael Holland, University Curator, UCC, Cork, Ireland Posted on 30 May 2015 3:21 AM
Dear Mr. Brady,
Based on your information above, if Jenny Ashton Brady (daughter of W.A. Brady) was one of your grand-aunts, then she was a good Cork artist and the University has a landscape by her! email me and I'll be happy to tell you everything I know about her and send you an image of the painting too. I presume that you also know that Lucy Ashton Hackett, the well known singer in her day, was Jenny's sister?
I look forward to hearing from you,
Kind regards, Mike Holland, UCC Curator.
P.S. if Museum Victoria staff are interested, I can also supply information about W.A. Hackett's business.

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