Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading double-barrelled shotgun - By George Gibbs

Centrefire breech-loading double-barrelled shotgun - By George Gibbs

Date

1885

Object Number

XII.10323

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From the Metropolitan Police, no.15.

Physical Description

The lock is totally enclosed and decorated profusely with acanthus scroll engraving. The action is fitted with a Gibbs and Pitt patent double lump lock underlever, and a bolted safety on the right hand side. The stock is of walnut with a chequered half pistol grip, and the escutcheon plate on the butt is engraved T.B.S. The barrels are of Damascus twist

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 46.5 in (1180 mm), Barrel length: 30 in (715 mm), Weight: 7 lb. 2 oz (3.24 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 10019

Calibre

12 bore

Inscriptions and Marks

London view and proof marks

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