Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading double-barrelled shotgun - By Hadley

Flintlock muzzle-loading double-barrelled shotgun - By Hadley

Date

1770

Object Number

XII.1753

Provenance

Purchased at auction from Wallis and Wallis, Lewes. lot 1109 31st July 1959. Formerly the property of Lord Rotherwick

Physical Description

Double side-by-side barrels with hook breeches, the blued finish partly restored. The rib is inscribed LONDON, the left barrel being stamped with London proof-marks and 'Foreigner's' mark. Gold-faced touch-holes. Lock with flat chamferred cock and lockplate, engraved with the name of the maker HADLEY. Gold lined pans.
Silver mounted stock with short fore-end. The buttplate is an open framework edging the end of the butt and connected by two star-shaped plates, engraved with foliage, for the securing screws; the finial ends in an acorn, a similar motif forming the end of the front finial of the trigger-guard. The false breech is framed in a scrolling design in engraved silver. All mounts fit flush with the woodwork. Whalebone ramrod with steel worm

Dimensions

BarrelLength904mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

21 bore (.600 in)

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