Object Title

Rimfire breech-loading four-barrelled pistol - Model 4C

Rimfire breech-loading four-barrelled pistol - Model 4C

Date

1875

Object Number

XII.9472

Provenance

Presented 29.4.1991.This item is one of twenty that make up the donor's gift.

Physical Description

Forward sliding barrel assembly. Barrels nickle plated, the barrel release catch is on the left side. On the right side is stamped: C.SHARPS PATENT JAN.25, 1859. The grips are bird's head shaped and two piece in wood.

Dimensions

OverallLength133mm
BarrelLength77mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 13274

Calibre

.32 in

Associations

Notes

Total made of this type is 4,000 and the serial numbers run from 11,000 to 15,000.
Sometimes refered to as the 'Sharps Triumph'.