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Shotgun - John Prosser, London, Percussion, mid 19th century Object Reg. No: ST 021827

Summary:
Double barrelled shotgun, 14 gauge .695. Side by side twist steel barrels 28 1/2 in. (724 mm) long. Percussion.

Made by John Prosser, London (active 1796-1860), mid 19th century.
Description:
Pierced platinum vent plugs under nipples, rib has two platinum bands at breech end. Back action locks, walnut half stock chequered at grip, brass tipped wooden ramrod, steel mounts finely engraved with hunting dogs and game birds.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: prossers, shotguns british
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: longarms
Inscriptions: Engraved on locks "PROSSER". London proof marks.
Manufacturer: John Prosser (Gunsmiths), London, England, Great Britain, 1830-1860
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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