Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading walking stick shotgun

Centrefire breech-loading walking stick shotgun

Date

1977

Object Number

XII.10466

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via the Home Office Buy-in Scheme (Disguised Weapons) from Avon & Somerset Police (no.52 SX/6), 9th March 1993

Physical Description

A very fine walking stick gun using a simple breech system with extractor. The body of the stick is covered in rosewood, the handle is of dark horn with an ivory terminal, the ferrule is also of ivory. The whole makes for a very attractive stick
Where the handle joins the cane a silver collar is affixed which is hallmarked with the leopards head, the lion passant, the makers crest, the date stamp for 1977 and a stamped profile of Queen Elizebeth II (Stamped on silver during the jubilee year.), this collar also conceals a silver button trigger. The rosewood covering displays a few splits around the breech

Dimensions

BarrelLength660mm
OverallLength889mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.410 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Silver hallmarks.Makers stamp: C.S.

Associations

Places England