Object Title

Percussion six-shot pepperbox

Percussion six-shot pepperbox

Date

1835

Object Number

XII.9912

Provenance

Acquired from Glencorse Museum, Glencose Barracks, Penicuick, Edinburgh, via SUSM, Edinburgh castle. Due to MOD closing down the Museum. 5th November 1991. Believed to have previously been in the Weedon Collection. Glencorse Museum No.121

Physical Description

Self-cocking bar hammer mechanism. The solid barrel cluster is fluted and is held on to the frame by a central screw. A two piece chequered wooden stock is fitted, the right one being cracked where it joins the frame. The frame , hammer, trigger guard and butt cap are engraved with floral motives. No makers' or retailers' marks are visible.

Dimensions

OverallLength200mm
BarrelLength76mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none

Calibre

.32 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Each barrel flat is stamped with a Birmingham proof mark.

Associations

Places England