Object Title

Self-Cocking Percussion double-barrelled pistol - Colleye Patent

Self-Cocking Percussion double-barrelled pistol - Colleye Patent

Date

about 1860

Object Number

XII.2906

Provenance

Formerly XXIV.1185. Old Tower Collection.

Physical Description

With over and under barrel.Boxlock acition of rectangular section, on the top of the breech section of which are two nipples, arranged in tandem. The single hammer has an elongated nose, cut with two circular recesses, which, when operated by the ring trigger, strikes the two nipples simultaneously. Underside breech tang marked: M. COLLEYE BREVETE, left side of Breech chambers struck with the Liege proofmark.Plain wood butt of ovoid section. Cylindrical damascus barrels in over and under configuration, the muzzles nothed with four grooves for a reloading spanner.

Techniques

Damascing to barrel

Materials

Dimensions

Barrel LengthLength2.65 in.
Barrel LengthLength67 mm
Overall LengthLength8.3 in.
Overall LengthLength211 mm
WeightWeight0.4 kg
WeightWeight0.88 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

.38 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Decorative pattern
A floral pattern which appears to house screws for the weapon.
Above ring trigger
Engraving
Proof mark
Liege proof mark.
Left side of breech
Stamped
Patent name
M. COLLEYE BREVETE,
Underside breech tang
Engaving

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