Object Title

Percussion double-barrelled shotgun - By Joseph Egg

Percussion double-barrelled shotgun - By Joseph Egg

Date

1815

Object Number

XII.1605

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Double side-by-side barrels with browned finish, the rib engraved 'FORSYTH & Co. PATENT GUNMAKERS, LONDON.
Underside stamped with Birmingham proofmarks, initials MW, the number 85 and on the breeches the initials ED.
Locks engraved with scroll foliage and the name of the maker JOSh EGG.
The scent bottle priming magazines are numbered 2785 & 2786 (1821 in the Forsyth ledger)

Dimensions

BarrelLength29.45 inches
BarrelLength748 mm
OverallLength1146 mm
OverallWeight3.23 kg

Component parts

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

0.72 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Inscription
FORSYTH & Co. PATENT GUNMAKERS. LONDON
Rib
engraviing
Mark
MW, 85, ED
underside of barrel
stamp

Associations

Places England

Notes

According to the late Sq. Ldr. Butcher this gun is reputed to have been converted for the Rev. Alexander Forsyth himself; however, although the priming-magazine and cocks are genuine Forsyth parts, the gun appears to gave been asembled at a comparatively recent date., The inscription on the barrels is certainly not orgiinal.