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Revolver - Pepperbox, Gilles Mariette, Belgium, circa 1840 Reg. No: ST 021950
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||6.70 cm (Height), 3.30 cm (Width), 16.70 cm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Barrel length: 6.60cm|
|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|
|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|