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Pistol - Spencer, England, Flintlock, circa 1820 Reg. No: ST 021867
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||9.50 cm (Height), 1.80 cm (Width), 18.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|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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