Object Title

Percussion sporting gun

Percussion sporting gun

Date

1850

Object Number

XXVIF.110

Provenance

Possibly transferred from Weedon 1928.

Physical Description

The stock is of light wood with a European style butt having checking at the wrist. On either side are iron plates that fit around smaller plates that carry the dolphin shaped hammers. The larger plates have a curling tail at the rear and extend up the forend. The traditional barrel has a long engraved tang, has a moulding near the breech and a thistle shaped muzzle.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The overall length of the gun is 1570 mm, the length of the barrel is 1150 mm. Weight: The weight of the gun is 3.7 kg.

Calibre

The bore is 16 mm.

Associations

Places India