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Pistol - Gasquoine & Dyson, Manchester, Percussion, circa 1855 Object Reg. No: ST 021913

Summary:
Percussion pistol. Cal. 24 bore (.578 in.). Double barrel.

Made by Gasquoine & Dyson, Manchester, circa 1855 (active 1846-1864).
Description:
Muzzle loading, smooth bore twist barrels 4 9/16 in. (111 mm) long, fitted with a top rib, nickel silver bead foresight, overall length 9 3/8 in. (238 mm). Back action side locks & hammers engraved with foliate scrolls, oval steel trigger guard, two triggers,. Wooden stock extends almost to muzzle, chequered grip, wooden ramrod (brass tip missing, silver monogram plate.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: pistols 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: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on locks "Gasquoine & Dyson", stamped on barrel rib "Manchester". Birmingham proof marks.
Maker: Gasquoine & Dyson, Manchester, England, Great Britain, circa 1855
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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