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H10369 Shotgun, percussion, single-barrel, calibre 2.0 cm at muzzle, muzzel loading, with ramrod, [May have belonged to W C Wentworth or his brother in law William Cox], unknown maker, unknown place of manufacture, about 1830-1850. Click to enlarge.

Percussion shotgun possibly owned by William Charles Wentworth

Made 1830-1850

Shotgun, percussion, single-barrel, calibre 2.0 cm at muzzle, muzzel loading, with ramrod, [May have belonged to W C Wentworth or his brother in law William Cox], unknown maker, unknown place of manufacture, about 1830-1850.

Smooth bore, single barrel shotgun. The barrel is round for most of it’s length but octagonal near the lock. The lock plate, hammer and barrel tang are decorated with engraved scrollwork. The trigger guard and tang finial with pineapple motif. There is a silver inset behind...

Summary

Object No.

H10369

Object Statement

Shotgun, percussion, single-barrel, calibre 2.0 cm at muzzle, muzzel loading, with ramrod, [May have belonged to W C Wentworth or his brother in law William Cox], unknown maker, unknown place of manufacture, about 1830-1850

Physical Description

Shotgun, percussion, single-barrel, calibre 2.0 cm at muzzle, muzzel loading, with ramrod, [May have belonged to W C Wentworth or his brother in law William Cox], unknown maker, unknown place of manufacture, about 1830-1850.

Smooth bore, single barrel shotgun. The barrel is round for most of it's length but octagonal near the lock. The lock plate, hammer and barrel tang are decorated with engraved scrollwork. The trigger guard and tang finial with pineapple motif. There is a silver inset behind the barrel tang which bears a monogram. A ramrod is mounted on the side of the barrel.

Marks

On silver inset, scratched, 'WC'

Dimensions

Width

210 mm

Depth

45 mm

Production

Notes

The maker and place of manufacture of the shotgun are not known. It dates from about 1830-1850.

Made

1830-1850

History

Notes

The initals 'W C' are scratched on the silver inset. Notes on file say the gun may have belonged to William Charles Wentworth or his brother in law William Cox. There is no explanation on file to explain the attribution.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mr Minton, 1984

Acquisition Date

27 August 1984

Cite this Object

Harvard

Percussion shotgun possibly owned by William Charles Wentworth 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 October 2019, <https://ma.as/232580>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/232580 |title=Percussion shotgun possibly owned by William Charles Wentworth |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=20 October 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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