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Pair of Pistols - Parkes, London, Percussion, mid 19th century Reg. No: ST 021907
- Pair of percussion pistols, pocket. Cal. 45 bore (.469 in.)
Marked as made by Parkes, London, but more likely to have been made by Bejamin Parkes (active 1829-1852) or Isiah Parkes (active 1853-1900), both of Birmingham.
- Screw off, smooth bore, octagonal barrels 4 in. (401 mm.) Long, U notch backsight. Nickel silver bead foresight. Overall length 8 5/8 in. (219 mm.).
Nickel silver lock box engraved with foliate scrolls, side hammer, oval steel trigger guard. Finely chequered stock terminates in round butt, silver monogram plate.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
|Tagged with:||pistols british|
|Themes this item is part of:||William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952), Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ARMS & ARMOUR|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped on barrel "Parkes, London."
Birmingham proof marks.
|Maker:||Parkes (Gunsmiths), London, England, Great Britain, 1840-1870|
|Maker (Possible):||Benjamin Parkes (Gunsmiths), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1840-1852|
|Maker (Possible):||Isaiah Parkes (Gunsmiths), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1853-1870|
|Collector:||Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
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