Object Title

Air rifle - Giffard Patent

Air rifle - Giffard Patent

Date

1892

Object Number

XII.5014

Provenance

Purchased 15th June 1981.

Physical Description

For use with CO2 gas

Dimensions

BarrelLength27.2 inches
BarrelLength691 mm
OverallLength1084 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

9 mm

Notes

Paul Gifford (1837-1897) took out a patent in 1862 for air guns and in 1873 for CO2 guns.