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Revolver - Pepperbox, Sprague & Marston, New York, 1849 Object Reg. No: ST 021952

Summary:
Percussion pepperbox revolver, cal. .348 in., six barrelled, 14.90 cm long.

Made by Sprague & Marston, New York, 1849.
Description:
Steel triggerguard, trigger and bar-hammer, plain wooden grips secured by a single screw, heavily marked, rounded butt, steel frame, engraved on both sides and down backstrap with loose foliate scrolls and on latter with running border, has a shield to protect the nipples, nipple shield open at top of shield for capping and engraved with repeating loose foliate scrolls. Engraving to nipple shield shows moderate war and frame has overall score marks, triggerguard loose.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10.40 cm (Height), 3.40 cm (Width), 24.80 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 14.90cm

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Tagged with: revolvers american
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 L.H. side of barrel: SPRAGUE & MARSTON (double imprint)
Stamped on L.H. underside of barrel: CAST STEEL WARRANTED
Stamped on L.H. side of hammer: PATENT
Stamped on R.H. side of hammer: NEW YORK/ 1849
Stamped on top of hammer: W. MARSTON
Model Name/Number: Marston Bar Hammer Pepperbox
Manufacturer: Sprague & Marston, New York, New York State, United States of America, 1849
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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