Object Title

Rimfire breech-loading four-barrelled pistol - Sharps 1849 Patent

Rimfire breech-loading four-barrelled pistol - Sharps 1849 Patent

Date

1860

Object Number

XII.7263

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From Hampshire Police, no.70.

Physical Description

A cased pocket pistol comprising oil bottle, wooden cleaning rod, turnscrew and pistol. The pistol is nickel plated with a blued steel barrel. The two piece gutta grips are moulded with floral motifs

Dimensions

Dimensions: O.Length: 5.5 in. Barrel length: 3.5 in.

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 013

Calibre

.25 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Left frame: TIPPING AND LAWDEN SHARPS PATENT

Associations

Places America