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Shotgun - John Blanch, London, Flintlock Conversion, early 19th century Object Reg. No: ST 021820

Double barrelled shotgun, 14 gauge .687. Converted from flintlock. Side by side twist steel barrels 30 in. (762 mm) long.

Made by John Blanch, London (active 1813-1848), early 19th century.
Small steel blade foresight let into 16 pointed star inlay of gold. Two gold breech bands with an engraving of game. Steel screw in vent under nipples, hand hold guard bow, wooden stock, chequered grip and cheek piece.

Mounts finely engraved with game and leaf scrolls. Silver monogram plate.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: shotguns british
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: longarms
Inscriptions: Barrel rib bears "J. Blanch London" in gold inlay, engraved on locks "J. Blanch", on barrel "Fullard. London" (barrel maker). London proof marks.
Maker: John Blanch (Gunsmiths), London, England, Great Britain, 1813-1848
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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