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Case - Pair of Pistols, James Wilkinson, London, Percussion, circa 1810 Object Reg. No: ST 021880

Summary:
Cased pair of percussion duelling pistols, Cal. .531 in. Made by James Wilkinson, London, circa 1810.

Converted from flintlock about 1825.
Description:
Octagonal smooth bore barrel, twist steel. Barrel length. 238 mm. Gold breech band, platinum vent plug, side hammer with safety bolt, hair trigger. Oval trigger guard with spun and engraved pineapple extension v. notch rear sight set on tang, pin head foresight let into the barrel. Engraved mounts, wooden ramrod. Walnut stock with fish tail butt, finely chequered grip.

Cased with accessories, including pouch, cloth, nipple key, tin of caps, ramrod.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 72 mm (Height), 483 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: pistols british
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: Barrels marked with London proofs, no. "1045", and "Jas. Wilkinson, London, Gun-maker to His Majesty".

Lock plate marked "Jas. Wilkinson".
Model Name/Number: (Duelling)
Maker: James Wilkinson, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1810
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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