Object Title

Pinfire breech-loading double-barrelled shotgun - By Westley Richards

Pinfire breech-loading double-barrelled shotgun - By Westley Richards

Date

1880

Object Number

XII.8731

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From Gwent (Wales) Police, no.4.

Physical Description

Double hammer with twin set trigger action. The lock side plates are scroll engraved and blued with some rust damage. Top swing lever breech release lever also engraved. The barrel seats are marked with a Birmingham proof mark. The stock is polished wood and chequered. The forward end has become detached.
The barrels are blued and have heavy rust pitting. The rib being engraved WESTLEY RICHARDS 170 NEW BOND STREET LONDON. Barrels are rounded and tapered.
Sling loops are fitted, one beneath the barrels, and one beneath the butt

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 46.25 in (1175 mm), Barrel length: 30 in (762 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 10482

Calibre

12 bore

Inscriptions and Marks

Birmingham proof marks

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