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Shotgun - Joseph Griffin, London, Flintlock, circa 1770 Object Reg. No: ST 021819

Summary:
Single barrelled shotgun, 16 gauge .656. Flintlock, converted from snaphaunce. Barrel (made in Italy) 40 1/2 in. (1029 mm.) long, 14 1/2 in. (368 mm) rear portion octagonal.

Made by Joseph Griffin, London (active 1750-1782), circa 1770.
Description:
V notch back sight has been added, sighting groove in tang, steel blade foresight. ornamental side plate, walnut stock extends to muzzle, butt jointed 32 in. (813 mm) from muzzle, brass tipped wooden ramrod, steel escutcheon, engraved mounts.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: 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: Stamped on lock "Griffin", on stock (in two places) "W. Anderson". Rectangular gold inlay on barrel marked "Crown/PIS/TO/IA" and makers mark impressed with gold.
Maker: Joseph Griffin (Gunsmiths), London, England, Great Britain, circa 1770
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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