Object Title

Air cane - Harpers Classic

Air cane - Harpers Classic

Date

1988

Object Number

XII.10481

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via the Home Office Buy-in Scheme (Disguised Weapons) from Hertfordshire Police (no. none), 9th March 1993.

Physical Description

An unusual design for a gun cane, in which the breech houses an integral cartridge that holds the pellet. The brass screw-off breech is attached to a wooden handle and houses a fold-out trigger. The barrel is rifled for two thirds of its length and then the bore increases and is smooth to the muzzle. The whole is sheathed in wood. A rubber bung is fitted in the muzzle.

Dimensions

BarrelLength805mm
OverallLength889mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 202

Calibre

.22 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped on the breech: HARPERS CLASSIC

Associations

Places England