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Shotgun

Object Number: 
1947.11
Date: 
1835-1850
Medium: 
Wood, steel, brass, silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 47 in. ( 119.4 cm ) Part (barrel): 31 1/8 in. (79.1 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: barrel: "WESTLEY RICHARDS 170 NEW BOND ST. LONDON" stamped: lockplates: "WESTLEY RICHARDS" stamped: trigger guard: "671"
Description: 
Wood, steel, brass, and silver percussion shotgun; fourteen gauge double-barreled muzzleloader with front action locks; brass-capped wooden ramrod; silver-plated brass furniture includes pineapple-shaped trigger guard, rectangular escutcheon plate, and two oval wedge escutcheons; scroll engraving on lockplates, trigger guard, barrel tang, tail pipe, tang of buttplate, and on the fish-shaped hammers; engraved birds on trigger bow; checkering at wrist; stamped marks on lockplates, barrel, and trigger guard.
Gallery Label: 
This shotgun was owned by the donor's grandfather, Daniel H. Tompkins. He was the son of Daniel D. Tompkins, governor of New York from 1807 to 1817 and vice president of the United States from 1817 to 1825.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Tompkins MacIlvaine
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group