Object Title

Flintlock sporting gun - Michele Batista

Flintlock sporting gun - Michele Batista

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.1420

Provenance

Transferred via Amnesty 1946 from COD Weedon. (Weedon being the central collection point for all Police forces and surrendered weapons.) Authority for tranfer and issue is under War Office file no. BM/306/46/J.MF.57/SA/ , recieved February 1948

Physical Description

Barrel, octagonal at the breech, bearing the gold stamps of the Royal Neapolitan Firearms Manufactury. Lock of Migulet type, chiselled and engraved with foliage and stamped with the mark of the maker Michele BATISTA. Brass mounted Stock with short fore-end.

Techniques

Engraving

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength41.25 in.
BarrelLength1045 mm
OverallLength58.27 in.
OverallLength1480 mm
OverallWeight5.613 kg
OverallWeight12.375 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.680 in (15 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's Mark
BATISTA inside a crest
Lockplate
Stamped
Proof mark
Gold stamps of the Royal Neapolitan Firearms Manufactury
Barrel
Stamped

Associations

Places Neapolitan