Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading shotgun - Baikal Model 18-M

Centrefire breech-loading shotgun - Baikal Model 18-M

Date

1970

Object Number

XII.10332

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via the Home Office Buy-in scheme 1989. Leicestershire Police, no.5.

Physical Description

Standard breech mahogany wooden half-pistol stock with and chequering and a plastic butt plate. The barrel is pierced along its length by evenly spaced holes and is encased in a blue sleeve, (it is this which provides the sound suppression.) The metalwork is blued

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 44.5 in (1130 mm), Barrel length: 28.35 in (720 mm), Weight: 6 lb. 4 oz. (2.84 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number A.17433

Calibre

.410 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Russian view and proof and Birmingham view and proof

Associations

Places Russia

Notes

This type of weapon was intended for ratting.