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Pistol - Spencer, England, Flintlock, circa 1820 Object Reg. No: ST 021867

Summary:
Flintlock pocket pistol, cal. 63 bore (.420 in.) screw off steel smoothbore cannon barrel 6.20cm (2 1/2 inches) long.

Made by Spencer, England, circa 1820.

This pistol was unearthed by a man digging a posthole at Warrandyte, Victoria, near Arthur's Creek; one of the early gold digging sites in Victoria in the 1850s.
Description:
Box lock steel action, rounded steel trigger guard, steel hammer and frizzen plate, centrally mounted sliding safety catch behind hammer, wooden grips with flat sides. Overall heavy pitting to all steel components.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 9.50 cm (Height), 1.80 cm (Width), 18.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: pistols british
Themes this item is part of: William Cole Arms Collection, Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Engraved L.H.side of lock: Spencer
Stamped under barrel with London proof marks
Maker: Spencer (Gunsmiths), England, Great Britain, circa 1820
Place Collected: Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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