Object Title

Percussion double-barrelled pistol

Percussion double-barrelled pistol

Date

1822

Object Number

XII.5845

Provenance

Presented by North Yoskshire Police. 16 February 1989.

Physical Description

Lock converted to top-hat percussion system from Forsyth patent system. Whole lock area engraved with ribbon border decoration and entwind acanthus leaves. Sliding bar safety at the back of both cocks, the one on the right side is broken. Fully chequered stock with an inset escutchion on the knuckle. The silvered butt-cap unscrews to reveal a hollow compartment, containing a slip of paper which reads: PRESENTED TO EDW BRADLEY FRAGUFF[?] PLACE, CAMBRIDGE BY CAPTN GROUOW GUARDS REGIMENT. The over-and under barrels are formed of a single block with a short ramrod housed in a pipe. The top rib is engraved FORSYTH & CO. PATENT GUN MAKER'S LONDON. Fitted with a notch backsight and bead foresight.

Dimensions

OverallLength158 mm
BarrelLength57 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 2685

Calibre

.32 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Birmingham view and proof marks.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

One cock scew and one nipple was restored by A.Gordon, 15.05.91.


It is possible this is one of a set of four cased pistols, as just above the serial number is a partially obscured no 4. This might indicate this pistol is no.4 of a set.