Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading double-barrelled rifle - By Alexander Henry

Centrefire breech-loading double-barrelled rifle - By Alexander Henry

Date

1870

Object Number

XII.1405

Provenance

Transferred via Amnesty 1946 from COD Weedon. (Weedon being the central collection point for all Police forces and surrendered weapons.) Authority for tranfer and issue is under War Office file no. GS(W)2/BM50/1 dated 5th April 1951

Dimensions

BarrelLength711 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 2405

Calibre

.495 in

Associations

Notes

A card reads:
This rifle was presented by H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh to Major General Sir Neville Chamberlain K.C.B. K.C.S.I in memory of January, February and March 1870. My uncle bequethed it to me. Neville Chamberlain 1940. (This was the Prince's 1870 Indian tour). This object was given two numbers: XII.1405 and XII.10816. The record for XII.10816 is now entered as transferred as XII.1405 if the correct number.