Object Title

Barrel - By James Wilkinson and Son

Barrel - By James Wilkinson and Son

Date

1837

Object Number

XII.5294 B

Provenance

Purchased from Mr. Peter Finer (dealer), April 1986. Previosly owned by Mr.Keith Neal, who acquired them from Major General Sir Allen Adair in 1963. Originally in Sir Allen's grandfather's collection of family guns at Flixton Hall, Suffolk. He was a gentleman who liked curious arms.

Physical Description

Octagonal and fitted with two groove rifling

Dimensions

BarrelLength813mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 4731 (2 groove rifle

Calibre

.65 in (2 groove rifle)

Inscriptions and Marks

London view and proof marks

Associations

Places England

Notes

Although the third barrel, the two groove, is housed in an otherwise empty case, it does in fact fit the stock of the Wilkinson in the double case. This stock also fits into the single case and could have originally been made for it before being fitted into the double case.


Rifle barrel 4264 made June 9th 1830
Smooth bore barrel 4276 made August 3rd 1830
2 groove rifle barrel 4731 made August 21st 1837.
Valued with XII.5294