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Case - Pair of Pistols, James Beattie, London, Percussion, circa 1870 Object Reg. No: ST 021946

Summary:
Pair of cased percussion double barrelled pistols, cal. 44 bore (.473 in.). Made by James Beattie, London, circa 1870.
Description:
Muzzle loading, smooth bore, under & over barrels 4 3/8 in. (111 mm.) Long, notch backsight, bead foresight, overall length 9 1/2 in. (241 mm.).

Box lock with side hammers, long hammer on R.H. side, steel vent screws under nipples, oval steel trigger guard, two triggers. Finely chequered wooden stock, steel belt hook on L. H. side.

Oak case lined with maroon baize, folding brass carrying handle let into lid, accessories include powder flask with cap & bullet recess (red leather covering), bullet mould, wad punch, cleaning rod & one jag, nipple wrench & tin of Ely caps.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 58 mm (Height), 351 mm (Width)

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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 tang "Beattie London", London proof marks.

Label inside lid reads, "J. Beattie, manufacturer of guns & pistols 205 Regent Street London".
Maker: James Beattie, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1870

James Beattie (1831-1894), at above address, 1864-1880.
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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