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Pistol - John Collis, Oxford, Flintlock Conversion, circa 1790 Object Reg. No: ST 021882

Summary:
Percussion pocket pistol, cal. .88 bore (.375). Supposed to have been converted from flintlock.

Made by John Collis, Oxford, circa 1790 (active 1782-1798).
Description:
Screw off, smooth bore, cannon barrel 1 5/8 in. (42 mm.) long, overall length 6 5/16 in. (160 mm). Box lock with central hammer, oval steel trigger guard, flat wooden butt.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology

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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: Stamped on lock box "J. Collis (L.H. side) Oxford (R.H. side)".
Stamped on both sides of butt "G. L. Collings".
Maker: John Collis (Gunsmiths), Oxford, England, Great Britain, circa 1790
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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