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Pistol - England, Percussion, circa 1840s Object Reg. No: ST 021894

Summary:
Percussion pistol, pocket. cal. 48 bore (.460 inch). Screw off, smooth bore barrel 2 9/16 inch (61 mm) long.

Made in England, circa 1840s.
Description:
Box lock with central hammer & folding trigger.

Finely chequered wooden stock with rounded butt, oval silver monogram plate. Lock box engraved with foliate scrolls.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 175 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: pistols british
Themes this item is part of: Firearms in Gold Rush Victoria, 1850s, Arms Collection, Firearms in Gold Rush Melbourne, 1850s, William Cole Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Birmingham proof marks, no makers name.
Place & Date Made: England, Great Britain, circa 1840s
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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