Object Title

Air rifle - The Gem

Air rifle - The Gem

Date

about 1903

Object Number

XII.2705

Provenance

Purchased from Leeds City Council, 1967. Formerly part of the Renkin Collection (formed by Renkin et Frere), (Inv no.

Physical Description

It is operated by pivoting on the breech and compreesing the cylinder by means of the triggerguard. This type of model was popular prior to the First World War. Octagonal breech going to a rounded barrel.
No marks

Dimensions

BarrelLength17.56 in.
BarrelLength446 mm
OverallLength34.8 in.
OverallLength885 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

4.5 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

none