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Shotgun - William Parker, London, Flintlock Conversion, early 19th century Object Reg. No: ST 021822

Single barrelled shotgun, 10 gauge (.775 cal), smoothbore round damascus steel barrel 90.01cm long. Percussion side lock, converted from flintlock during 2nd quarter of the nineteenth century,

Made by William Parker, London, serial number 2166, early 19th century.
Lower rib and three ramrod tubes attached, two gold bands at breech, recessed gold inlaid Parker monogram on barrel top at breech '(crown)/ W. PARKER/ HOLBORN/ LONDON' with engraved star burst motif, barrel fasten to stock through two barrel keys, brass tipped wooden ramrod. Hammer engraved with simplistic foliate scroll, nipple damaged walnut straight half stock with nickel silver forend cap, chequered at wrist, cheek piece on L.H. side, vacant silver escutcheon on wrist upper, steel triggerguard with forward pineapple finial and rear hand hold.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 50 mm (Height), 170 mm (Width), 1300 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: shotguns british, i hollis sons
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: Stamped on lockplate: W. PARKER; IMPROVED/ LOCK/ 65
Stamped on barrel top with gold overlay: crown; W. PARKER/ HOLBORN/ LONDON
Stamped on barrel underside: London proof mark; 2166 (details taken from record; barrel not removed for inspection, 3/5/2006)
Manufacturer: William Parker (Gunsmiths), London, England, Great Britain, 1793-1841

Active at Holborn address from 1793-1841.
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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