Object Title

Centrefire double-barrelled hammerless shotgun - By H. Pieper

Centrefire double-barrelled hammerless shotgun - By H. Pieper

Date

1885

Object Number

XII.10397

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From Hampshire Police, no.24.

Physical Description

Boxlock action fitted with a double lump lock and a top crossbolt operated by a top lever. On the left side of the lock is a large lever safty. The whole is engraved in tight foliate designs.
The walnut stock has a half-pistol grip terminating in a horn plate and a hard plastic buttplate. There is a small amount of chequering around the half pistol-grip.
The barrels are of plain steel with reinforced breeches and a raised decorated rib with PIEPER picked out in gold. A small bead foresight is fitted to the muzzles. The sling swivels originally fitted are now missing

Dimensions

BarrelLength27.91 inches
BarrelLength709 mm
OverallLength1100 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 172367

Calibre

0.65 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Belgian view and proof marks

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