Object Title

Air rifle - By Staudenmayer

Air rifle - By Staudenmayer

Date

1800

Object Number

XII.1472

Provenance

Presented by the Trustees of the Wellcome Museum, 1943.

Physical Description

One smooth bore barrel and two rifled barrels, one full length the other shorter and equipped with a bullet magazine. The latter is inscribed STAUDENMAYER LONDON, the two former bearing the maker's platinum stamp.
Two butt-type air flasks of gun-butt shape, one covered with shagreen the other partly covered with wood.
Action engraved with foliage, a trophy and STAUDENMAYER and stamped with the serial number 1486.
cf. Girandoni

Dimensions

BarrelLength15.5in
BarrelLength29in
BarrelLength30in

Component parts

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1486

Calibre

Smooth barrel: .515 in and Rifled barrels: .490 in and .470 in

Associations

Notes

Valued with case