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Walking Stick Gun - Joseph Lang, London, 1850s Object Reg. No: ST 021840

Summary:
British sporting rifle, cane gun, cased. Cal. .453 in., one rifled (9 grooves) and one smooth bore barrel 23 in. (589 mm) long

Mahogany case lined with green baize, Accessories in case: 2 cleaning rods, mallet, wad punch, shot flask, powder flask, turned wooden box and tin of percussion caps.

Made by Joseph Lang, London, England, 1850s.

Exhibited at the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, London, in 1851.
Description:
With brass tampions, rifled barrel has fixed rear sight with one leaf. Overall length 37 1/2 in. (953 mm). Barrel screws on and action is pulled forward. All metal construction with crutched stock of knotty wood. Stamped on action "Patent. I. Lang. 7 Haymarket, London, no. 396.".
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: exhibitions, exhibitions london international great exhibition 1851, rifles muskets british
Themes this item is part of: William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952), Arms Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, William Cole Arms Collection
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: longarms
Inscriptions: Stamped on action "Patent. I. Lang. 7 Haymarket, London, no. 396."
Label in lid for "Joseph Lang no. 7 Haymarket, London gun manufacturer".
Model Name/Number: Walking Stick Gun
Maker: Joseph Lang (Gunsmiths), London, England, Great Britain, 1850s-1860s
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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