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Pistol - Henry Tatham, London, Percussion, circa 1850 Object Reg. No: ST 021909

Summary:
Percussion double barrelled pistol, cal. 16 bore (.656 in.). Muzzle loading, smooth bore, twist steel barrels 6 1/2 in. (165 mm) long, overall length 12 1/4 in. (312 mm).

Made by Henry Tatham, London (active1825-1860), circa 1850.
Description:
Platinum bands at breech, V notch backsight, blade foresight, side locks & hammers with sliding safety bolt, the main spring is on the outside of each lock plate, steel trigger guard with square front. Chequered wooden stock with rounded butt, steel butt cap, silver monogram plate, ramrod on left hand side between barrels.
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 plates "Tatham", & on upper barrel "Tatham, London". London proof marks.
Maker: Henry Tatham (Gunsmiths), London, England, Great Britain, circa 1850
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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