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Case - Pair of Pistols, Michael Ransford, Dublin, Percussion, circa 1750 Reg. No: ST 021874
- Cased pair of percussion duelling pistols, converted from flintlock, cal. 20 bore (.610 in.). Made by Michael Ransford, Dublin, circa 1750.
- Muzzle loading, smooth bore, octagonal swamp barrel 9 1/2 in. (241 mm.) long, overall length 14 3/4 in. (375 mm.). Side lock & hammer, oval steel trigger guard with acorn forward extension, hair trigger. Wooden stock extends halfway along barrel with horn tip, steel butt cap, oval silver monogram plate inscribed with the initial "F", brass tipped wooden ramrod. Hammer missing from pistol
Fitted wooden case lined with green baize. Accessories: embossed powder flask, bullet mould & cleaning rod.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
|Dimensions:||72 mm (Height), 453 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||pistols irish, flintlock pistols|
|Themes this item is part of:||William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952), Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ARMS & ARMOUR|
|Inscriptions:||Lock engraved "Ransford" & barrel "Dublin", Dublin proof marks, c. 1750.
Brass plate on lid bears "Rampant lion. G. B. Ford".
|Maker:||Michael Ransford, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, circa 1750|
|Collector:||Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|