Object Title

Percussion gun - By Parker

Percussion gun - By Parker

Date

1820

Object Number

XII.5311

Provenance

Purchased from David Oliver, 2nd June 1986

Physical Description

Brown damascened barrel with gold inlay and 'Parker' in gold lettering. Fully stockd in walnut with wooden ramrod. The lock is of simple percussion pattern with a cock that is fitted with a rotating drum marked 'RIVIERE PAT 535' This has been designed to dispense a fulminate pellet with each rotation. The lockplate has a small gold 'PARKER' inlet into it, and a small stand of arms engraved at its tail

Dimensions

BarrelLength32.36inches
BarrelLength822mm
OverallLength1207mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

0.65 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Top barrel flat: Gold inlayed 'PARKER'. Drum of cock engraved: RIVIERES PAT 535

Associations

Places England