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Pistol - Richards, Birmingham, Flintlock Conversion, circa 1783 Object Reg. No: ST 021881 2

One of a pair of percussion pistols. Cal. 34 bore (.515 in.). Flintlock conversion. Made by W. Richards, Birmingham, circa 1783.
Cannon type screw off smooth bore barrel 3 in. (77 mm.) long, overall length 9 1/4 in. (235 mm.). Box lock with central hammer. Oval steel trigger guard, slides forward to act as safety catch. Rounded wooden stock ornamented with silver wire inlay, silver mask on butt, lock box engraved with flower & scroll.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: pistols british
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection, William Richards, Gunmaker, Melbourne, Victoria (1824-1885), William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Birmingham hallmarks with date stamp for 1783.

Stamped on L. H. side of lock box "Richards", Birmingham proof marks, pre 1813.
Model Name/Number: Cannon Barrel Pocket
Maker: W. Richards (Gunsmiths), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, circa 1783
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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