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Rifle - Sporting. H.M. Reiley & Co, London, late 19th century Object Reg. No: ST 011114

Percussion sporting rifle, double barrelled express (Elephant gun) 10 bore (cal. .775), steel slightly tapered damascus round barrels, 61.40cm long.

Made E.M. Reiley & Co, London, late 19th century.
Rifled with two grooves and with a raised central rib and lead sights for 50, 100 and 150 yards, steel side locks on left hand and right hand.sides, oval steel triggerguard with long finial extension and back spur, steel butt plate, patch box lid, sling swivel eyelets and ramrod tubes. Lockplates, patchbox lid, triggergaurd and hammers engraved with fine foliate scrolls. Wooden half stock chequered at wrist with steel ramrod mount at foreend, patch box on right hand.side of stock and old museum registration number - '11114' - stamped into wood of stock on right hand side, vacant nickel silver oval escutcheon inlaid in stock underside. Wooden ramrod with brass tips at either end, not original ramrod.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 21.70 cm (Height), 6.10 cm (Width), 103.40 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 61.40cm

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Tagged with: rifles muskets british
Themes this item is part of: William Cole Arms Collection, Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: longarms
Inscriptions: Engraved on lockplates: E.M. REILEY & Co
Engraved on barrel rib: E.M. REILEY & Co 502 NEW OXFORD ST. LONDON.
Engraved on triggerguard spur: 13590
Stamped into R.H.side of stock: 11114
Model Name/Number: Express Rifle (Elephant Gun)
Manufacturer: E. M. Reiley & Co. (Gunsmiths), London, England, Great Britain, 1880s-1890s
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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