Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading shotgun - By Jos. Egger Meran

Centrefire breech-loading shotgun - By Jos. Egger Meran

Date

1900

Object Number

XII.10398

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From Norfolk Police, no.2.

Physical Description

The firing mechanism is buried in the stock and is cocked by pushing down the triggerguard. The barrel is totally removeable and is held in place by an interrupted screw thread, there is no fore-end.
The stock is plain with a steel buttplate and a slight cheekpiece on the left side
The barrel is plain steel with a simple bead foresight.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 46 in (1178 mm), Barrel length: 31 in (788 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

12 bore

Inscriptions and Marks

On the barrel tang: 'JOS. EGGER MERAN'On the barrel: 'JOS. KIRTHBAUMER = U. FERLACH'

Associations

Places Germany

Notes

Probably a poachers gun.