Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading double-barrelled shotgun - By Thomas Sylven

Centrefire breech-loading double-barrelled shotgun - By Thomas Sylven

Date

1875

Object Number

XII.9954

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Backlock actions engraved with foliate designs. On the right side of the action is a thumb operated double lump lock. The butt has a small extension to the heel. the barrels are damascened. This gun is one of a pair (it is stamped 1 on the rib.)

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 46 in (1168 mm), Barrel length: 29.1 in (738 mm), Weight: 7 lb. 5 oz. (3.32 kg.)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1562

Calibre

12 bore

Inscriptions and Marks

London view and proof marks

Notes

Thomas Sylven was working 1864-1880 and was considered a custom gunmaker.