Object Title

Flintlock double-barrelled shotgun - By Staudenmayer

Flintlock double-barrelled shotgun - By Staudenmayer

Date

1815

Object Number

XII.1603

Provenance

Presented 1954, from the collection of Squadron Leader F.L. Butcher. Bought from H. Oliver, Ludlow 30 Oct 1946

Physical Description

Barrel was probably made by William Fulherd. Double side by side barrels with browned finish, the patent breeches bearing the platinum stamps of the maker Staudenmayer. Underside stamped with London proof marks, the initials WF and serial number 1394. Locks with water-proof pans, engraved with foliage and STAUDENMAYER LONDON. Stock with steel mounts engraved with sporting scenes and trophies. The butt is fitted with a leather cheek-pad.

Techniques

Engraved, Browned

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength31in.
BarrelLength787mm
OverallLength46.5in.
OverallLength1180mm
OverallWeight3kg
OverallWeight6.12lb oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1394

Calibre

17 bore

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
Breeches bearing the platinum stamps of the maker Staudenmayer
Breech
Stamped
London proof marks and possibly maker's mark
London proof marks, the initials WF and serial number 1394.
Underside
Stamped

Associations

Notes

The initals WF are probably those of the barrel maker William Fullerd. See No.XII.1602.