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Case - Pair of Pistols, Michael Ransford, Dublin, Percussion, circa 1750 Object 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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 72 mm (Height), 453 mm (Width)

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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
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Lock engraved "Ransford" & barrel "Dublin", Dublin proof marks, c. 1750.

Brass plate on lid bears "Rampant lion. G. B. Ford".
Model Name/Number: (Duelling)
Maker: Michael Ransford, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, circa 1750
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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