Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading gun - By T. Barnsley

Percussion muzzle-loading gun - By T. Barnsley

Date

about 1840

Object Number

XII.639

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel, octagonal at the breech where it is decorated with scrolling foliage engraved and gilt. Further forward there is a long panel etched with foliage which appears to have been bright, the rest of the barrel being originally blued, the whole of the decoration resembling that found on contemporary sword blades. The breech is stamped with government viewers’ marks and on the underside with Birmingham proof marks and with the name T. BARNSLEY. Back action lock engraved and guilt on suite with the barrel. Stock with long fore-end and brass mounts engraved with foliage. Ramrod with brass tip and capped worm.

Dimensions

BarrelLength37.1 in.
BarrelLength945 mm
OverallLength52.2 in.
OverallLength1350 mm
OverallWeight3 kg
OverallWeight6.6 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

.680 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Government viewer's marks
?
Breech
Stamped
Proof marks
Birmingham proof marks - Crown over B over 10
Breech (underside)
Stamped
makers name
T. BARNSLEY
Breech (underside)
Stamped

Associations

Notes

cf. XII.632-679