Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading double-barrelled shotgun - By Wilkinson and Son

Centrefire breech-loading double-barrelled shotgun - By Wilkinson and Son

Date

1868

Object Number

XII.10319

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From Leicestershire Police, no.22.

Physical Description

The decorated sidelocks have border engraving. The action is fitted with Wilkinsons patent (no.151,1866) rotary underlever locking action. Walnut stock with slightly rubbed chequering and a Wilkinson patent lever fore-end release, and a steel buttplate. The barels are damascus twist and stamped on the rib is WILKINSON & SON, GUNMAKERS TO HER MAJESTY. PALL MALL LONDON

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 45.5 in (1155 mm), Barrel length: 30 in (762 mm), Weight: 7 lb. 7 oz (3.37 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 6247

Calibre

12 bore

Inscriptions and Marks

London view and proof marks

Associations

Notes

W'ilkinson records state:- Dble breech loader - Patent 151 - 30' - 12 bore - started 23 April 1864-ribbed and breached by Evans. Purchased by Capt. Pennant.