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Case - Pair of Pistols, George Richardson, Cork, Ireland, Percussion, 1833 Object Reg. No: ST 021939

Cased pair of percussion belt pistols, cal. 16 bore (.656 in.) Made by George Richardson, Cork, Ireland, 1833.
Muzzle loading, smooth bore, octagonal barrel 6 in. (152 mm.) long, V notch backsight, bead foresight, overall length 10 5/8 in. (270 mm.)

Box lock with side hammer, oval steel trigger guard. Finely chequered grip, steel butt cap with cap recess, shield shaped silver monogram plate, swivel ramrod carried in grooved rib under the barrel, belt hook screwed to L.H. side of lock. Mounts engraved with foliate scrolls.

Fitted wooden case lined with green baize, accessories, powder flask, bullet mould, two cleaning rods.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 55 mm (Height), 377 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: pistols irish, philips
Themes this item is part of: William Cole Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952), Arms Collection
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on barrel "Richardson Cork", Birmingham proof marks.

Inscribed on circular brass plate on lid "William L Parrott".
Model Name/Number: F Pistol
Maker: George Richardson (Gunsmiths), Cork, County Cork, Ireland, 1833
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Dave Stroud Posted on 21 Mar 2010 12:15 AM
Fistly I would like to know if these pistols carry Irish Registration nunmers on the barrels? George Richardson listed at 87 Patrick Street,Cork. The Richardson name is also linked with Limerick and Kilkenny in gunmaking. See Richard Garrett "Irish Gunmakers" available from ramrodantiques.co.uk. Dave Stroud.
Discovery Centre Posted on 22 Mar 2010 4:49 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Dave,

Our Collection Manager has inspected the pistols and there are no visible serial numbers on the pistols.

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