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Revolver - Pepperbox, Gilles Mariette, Belgium, circa 1840 Object Reg. No: ST 021950

Summary:
Percussion pepperbox revolver, cal. .376 in., four screw-off damascus steel barrels, 66 mm long.

Made by Gilles Mariette, Liege, Belgium, circa1840.

Victoria Police assigned serial number: 40415VP.
Description:
Nipples in line with barrels. Ring trigger and under-hammer, chequered and carved wooden grips secured by a single screw, rounded butt, steel frame, engraved on both sides and down backstrap with foliate scrolls, capping groove onright hand side of frame. Barrels and breech plug numbered with corresponding numbers from 1 through to 4.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 6.70 cm (Height), 3.30 cm (Width), 16.70 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 6.60cm

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Tagged with: revolvers belgian
Themes this item is part of: Firearms in Gold Rush Victoria, 1850s, Arms Collection, Firearms in Gold Rush Melbourne, 1850s, 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 inside of butt strap: MARIETTE/ BREVETTE
Stamped on R.H.side of frame: [Illegible.]/ G
Stamped on R.H. side of frame with Liege proofmarks: ELG*
Manufacturer: Gilles Mariette (Gunsmiths), Liège, Belgium, circa 1840
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Stanley Yelen Posted on 10 Apr 2010 4:16 AM
Bought a 22 cal. single shot pistol, with hand carved pistol grip & frame, barrel is 9" long, msrked with lion and shield with # 2881 with the name "gilles 3 Marietti"! what year was it made? Part of hammer is broken. Thank you, Stan yelen
Discovery Centre Posted on 13 Apr 2010 11:39 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Stanley, unfortunately we don't have any further information for you. We suggest that you contact a historical arms society such as http://www.armscollectorsguild.com/index.htm or antique dealer that specialises in arms, who might be able to provide you with further information

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