Object Title

Centrefire double-barrelled hammerless shotgun - By W. Griffiths

Centrefire double-barrelled hammerless shotgun - By W. Griffiths

Date

1885

Object Number

XII.9979

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From Northumbria Police, no.37.

Physical Description

Boxlock action with scroll engraving and chequered small. The butt having toe and heel plates. Top lever double lump lock with dolls head. Brown patinated barrels. The fore-end is stamped W. ANSONS PATENT

Dimensions

BarrelLength29.72 inches
BarrelLength755 mm
OverallLength1164 mm
OverallWeight2.68 kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 2055

Calibre

0.7 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Birmingham view and proof marks

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Probably Patent no. 1756 of 1875.
This type of action is considered a landmark in the history of sporting guns, and is also considered the basis on which all subsequent boxlocks were built.