Object Title

Flintlock double-barrelled gun - By Alexander Wilson

Flintlock double-barrelled gun - By Alexander Wilson

Date

1815

Object Number

XII.1604

Provenance

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

Dimensions

BarrelLength30inches
BarrelLength762mm
OverallLength1160mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

20 bore

Associations

Notes

In 1805 Alexander Wilson patented an 'Egg-shaped' breech designed to prevent the powder being over compressed by the ramming of the shot charge.