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Rifle - Martini Sporting, Braendlin Armoury Co, Birmingham, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: ST 023868

British sporting Martini rook rifle, cal. .360in. No.5 Rook, steel rifled (5 groove) round barrel with flat top, 67.50cm long.

Made by The Braendlin Armoury Company, Birmingham, circa 1920.

Nickel silver estcutcheon inlaid on comb of butt engraved 'FROM/ W.E.J.C./ TO/ C.J.M.C./ 14/5/1921.' Presented by William E.J. Cole to his son, Cleveland John Melbourne Cole, who was later killed in a skiing accident near Omeo in 1936. The Cleveland Cole Alpine Hut was built in his memory.
Blued steel Martini's patent breech loading lever action receiver, steel oval triggerguard, lever and butt plate. Bladed foresight, folding leaf rear sight, leaves stamped for 100, 200 and 300 yards. Half walnut stock with chequered wrist and foreend, barrel fastened to stock via a single screw under foreend.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 19.50 cm (Height), 3.90 cm (Width), 107.80 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 67.50cm

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Tagged with: rifles muskets british
Themes this item is part of: James Watson Rosier, Gunsmith & Dealer, Melbourne (1834-1920), Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952), William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: longarms
Inscriptions: Stamped on barrel top: THE BRAENDLIN ARMOURY Co. LONDON & BIRMINGHAM
Stamped on barrel L.H.side: 380 or 360 No.5
Stamped on barrel underneath: 1068, 111
Stamped on barrel underneath foreend: W.G 105 A & T
Stamped on receiver underneath: 27430
Engraved on escutcheon: FROM/ W.E.J.C./ TO/ C.J.M.C./ 14/5/1921.
Model Name/Number: Martini Rook
Manufacturer: The Braendlin Armoury Co., Birmingham, England, Great Britain, circa 1920
Presented By: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 May 1921
Presented To: Cleveland Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 May 1921
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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