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Rifle - Calisher & Terry, Birmingham, Percussion, circa 1865 Object Reg. No: ST 021838

British sporting percussion breech-loading rifle, Calisher & Terry, cal. .537 in., browned damascus steel rifled five-groove round barrel, 69.00cm long.

Made by Calisher & Terry, Birmingham, serial number 2126, circa 1865.
Breech mechanism of a hinged turn bolt for loading with paper cartridge, lightly engraved with foliate scrolls. Steel lock and hammer on R.H. side, lightly engraved with foliate scrolls, steel oval triggerguard with small front spur, no sideplate, steel butt plate with hinged cleaning kit compartment, both sling swivels missing, half-stocked with horn foreend and chequering at wrist and foreend. Bedded blade front sight, rear sight graduated to 900 yards, barrel fastened to stock via single barrel key.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 21.30 cm (Height), 4.00 cm (Width), 101.50 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 69.00cm

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Tagged with: rifles muskets british
Themes this item is part of: William Cole Arms Collection, Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: longarms
Inscriptions: Stamped on barrel breech top:TERRY'S PATENT 30 BORE
Stamped on barrel breech L.H.side: Birmingham proofmarks
Stamped on breech turn bolt head: 2126
Stamped on lockplate: CALISHER & TERRY/ LONDON
Model Name/Number: Terry's Patent 30 Bore Carbine
Manufacturer: Calisher & Terry, Birmingham, England, Great Britain, circa 1865

Active at 22-24 Whittall Street, Birmingham, 1861-1869.
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Ian Anderson Posted on 10 Mar 2011 4:13 PM
The details shown lack some basic information.
What is the makers serial number? (found on the trigger tang). Are there any markings on the but tang. The inscription on the barrel would be 30 bore (not 20 bore as noted)
Discovery Centre Posted on 17 Mar 2011 2:33 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Ian, thanks for picking up the mistake about the 30 bore vs 20 bore. We have corrected this and also added the serial number in the Summary section above.

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