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Double barrel percussion shotgun: inscribed

Object Number: 
INV.5649
Date: 
1860-1870
Medium: 
Wood, steel, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 44 5/8 in. ( 113.3 cm ) Part (barrel): 28 1/4 in. (71.8 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: barrel: "London Fine Twist" (foliate) stamped: lockplates: "Hollis & Sheath" (foliate)
Description: 
Wood, steel, and brass percussion shotgun; double-barreled muzzleloader with front action locks; wooden ramrod with steel cap at head and worm at tail end; two oval wedge estucheons on both sides of forestock and inlaid oval plate at ottom of buttstock; engraved peacocks on lockplates, hammers, and trigger bow; engraved floral designs on tang of buttplate, tail pipe, and barrel tang; stamped marks on lockplates and barrel.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group