Object Title

Pinfire breech-loading double-barrelled shotgun - By Samual and C. Smith

Pinfire breech-loading double-barrelled shotgun - By Samual and C. Smith

Date

1860

Object Number

XII.1619

Provenance

From the collection of Sq. Ldr. F.L. Butcher, presented in 1954.

Physical Description

Double side-by-side Barrels, with browned finish, the rib inscribed SAML & C. SMITH PRINCES STREET LEICESTER SQUARE. LONDON.
Serial number 6506, bore numbers 12 and 13 and initials H.S. The breech is operated by a short lever on the right of the action-bo which is drawn back by the thumb or fore-finger.
Back action locks engraved with scrolling foliage and the maker's name. Steel mounts with traces of blueing, engraved en suite.
Silver escutcheon plate on butt engraved with the enitials G.E.B

Dimensions

BarrelLength762 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 6506

Calibre

12 bore _ (.720 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Undersides stamped with London proof marks

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