Object Title

Centrefire double-barrelled hammerless shotgun - By George Gibbs

Centrefire double-barrelled hammerless 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

BarrelLength30.08 inches
BarrelLength764 mm
OverallLength1184 mm
OverallWeight3.24 kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 10019

Calibre

0.72 in

Inscriptions and Marks

London view and proof marks

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