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Revolver - Pepperbox, Birmingham, circa late 1840s Object Reg. No: ST 021959

Percussion pepperbox revolver, cal. .350 in., six barrelled, 7.10 cm long.

No maker's name appears on the frame, barrels stamped with Birmingham proofmarks. Dated circa late 1840s.
Steel oval triggerguard, trigger and bar-hammer, chequered wooden grips secured by a single screw framed by a steel diamond inlay with light engraving on R.H.side, flat butt with steel butt cap, steel frame, engraved on both sides, down backstrap, on butt cap, triggerguard, and on bar-hammer with simple, crude foliate scrolls and other motifs, has a shield to protect the nipples. Barrel at muzzle end has engraved border motif.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 9.10 cm (Height), 3.80 cm (Width), 19.20 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 7.10cm

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Tagged with: revolvers 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: Barrels stamped with Birmingham proof and view marks.
Place & Date Made: Birmingham, England, Great Britain, late 1840s
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1864-1952

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Bob Posted on 29 Jan 2014 5:52 AM
g'day mate, I have been researching gun similar to this one and believe it to be from John Blissett. The hammer and the cowling around the barrel near the base are similar to others by Blissett.

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