Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun - By Bate

Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun - By Bate

Date

about 1775

Object Number

XII.1587

Provenance

Presented in 1954 from the collection of Squadron Leader F.L. Butcher.

Physical Description

Slender Barrel octagonal at the breech inscribed BATE LONDON and stamped with London proof marks and maker’s mark. Lock inscribed BATE. Stock with short fore-end and skeleton butt, the steel mounts slightly engraved with foliage.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength37 in
BarrelLength940 mm
OverallLength51.6 in
OverallLength1311 mm
OverallWeight1.65 kg
OverallWeight3.65 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.520 in (33 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker
BATE LONDON
Barrel
Engraved
Maker's mark
BATE
Lock
Engraved
Proof marks
London proof marks - ?
Barrel
Stamped

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