Object Title

Flintlock breech-loading carbine - By Biven

Flintlock breech-loading carbine - By Biven

Date

about 1820

Object Number

XII.1051

Provenance

From Mr Harrod

Physical Description

Sartoris’ system. Lift up breech chamber, opened by rotating the barrel and pushing it forward, chamber and barrel secured in the closed position by an interrupted thread. Rifled Barrel inscribed on the underside FULLER LONDON and stamped with London proof marks, initials A.F.B., and the serial number 38. Lockplate stamped on the inner side A.F.B., and 38. Stock with shore fore-end. Steel mounts engraved with foliage and trophies. Hair trigger.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength24 in
BarrelLength609.6 mm
OverallLength42.4 in
OverallLength1078 mm
OverallWeight3.34 kg
OverallWeight7.375 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 38

Calibre

0.62 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker
A.F.B.
Inside of lockplate
Stamped
Maker
A.F.B.
Underside of barrel
Stamped
Barrel maker
FULLER LONDON
Underside of barrel
Inscribed
Proof mark
London proof marks - ?
Underside of barrel
Stamped

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