Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading double-barrelled shotgun - By C. S. Rossen and Co

Centrefire breech-loading double-barrelled shotgun - By C. S. Rossen and Co

Date

1939

Object Number

XII.7253

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From Suffolk Police, no.4.

Physical Description

Lightly blued boxlock action decorated with foliate decoration and engraved on the right face 'C.S.ROSSEN & CO.' and likewise on the left face. The wooden stock has been heavily cast to the right for a left eyed shooter and the comb and forend are chequered. The barrels are blued with a plain rib and foresight,and are fitted with individual ejectors. An escutchion plate has been let into the stock underneath and is stamped 'G.E.B.'. The rib is stamped 'C.S.ROSSEN & CO.RAMPANT HORSE ST. NORWICH'

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 44 in (1118 mm), Barrel length: 28 in (711 mm), Weight: 6 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 3768

Calibre

12 bore

Inscriptions and Marks

The flats are stamped with the Birmingham view and proof marks.Barrels stamped with barrel makers name JA (Joseph Atbury, actioner to the trade)