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Pistol - Jackson, London, Percussion, circa 1830 Object Reg. No: ST 021910

Summary:
Percussion pistol, cal., 50 bore (.453 in.) muzzle loading, smooth bore, octagonal barrel 6 5/8 in. (169 mm.) long.

Made by Jackson, London, circa 1830. Possibly either George Jackson or William Jackson in Drury Lane, London.
Description:
Silver band at breech, V notch backsight let into barrel, blade foresight also let into barrel, overall length 12 3/8 in. (315 mm). Side lock & hammer, pierced platinum vent plug under the nipple, safety bolt for half cock position, steel trigger guard with pineapple forward extension. Wooden stock runs almost to muzzle, chequered grip, steel butt cap, wooden ramrod (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 lock "Jackson" & on barrel "Jackson- London". London proof marks.
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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