Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading double-barrelled shotgun - By Bryce

Percussion muzzle-loading double-barrelled shotgun - By Bryce

Date

1870

Object Number

XII.8721

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From Lothian & Borders (Scotland) Police, no.4376(2). (SUSM no.104)

Physical Description

Bright steel engraved side plates and hammers engraved'BRYCE'. Set triggers and engraved guard with pheasants
Polished wood stock with chequered section, on butt which has a bright steel shoulder plate again engraved on the top scarf
Both barrels are of round tapered section and have some rust pitting. The centre spine is engraved 'Bryce Edinburgh' with a pheasant in tree between the hammers. There is a pin foresight.
A black ramrod with brass end is carried in two supports. under the barrels. Both barrels carry Birmingham proof marks

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 45.5 in (1156 mm), Barrel length: 29.5 in (749 mm), Weight: 7 lb (3.345 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1847

Calibre

12 bore

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