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H8039 Shot gun, 12 gauge, double barrel breech loading, metal / wood, reputed to be similar to the shotgun used to shoot the bushranger Ben Hall, made by Bartholemeo Pedrotta, Bathurst, NSW, Australia, c 1860. Click to enlarge.

Shot gun, 12 gauge, double barrel breech loading made by Bartholemeo Pedrotta

Made c 1860

The shotgun is a firearm designed originally for use as a bird hunting piece. Like early weapons such as the blunderbuss and arquebus the shotgun is smoothbored and discharges a load of multiple projectiles, or shot, rather than a single projectile. This causes the shot to scatter in a widening pattern rather than travel straight. This type of discharge is ideal for winging birds; and early shotguns were called fowling pieces. The name shotgun came from the colloquial language of the American We...

Summary

Object No.

H8039

Object Statement

Shot gun, 12 gauge, double barrel breech loading, metal / wood, reputed to be similar to the shotgun used to shoot the bushranger Ben Hall, made by Bartholemeo Pedrotta, Bathurst, NSW, Australia, c 1860

Physical Description

Shot gun, 12 gauge, double barrel breech loading, metal / wood, reputed to be similar to the shotgun used to shoot the bushranger Ben Hall, made by Bartholemeo Pedrotta, Bathurst, NSW, Australia, c 1860 (OS)
Cap-firing double barrel breech loading 12 gange shot gun. Made by B. Pedrotta. C. 1860. Length of Barrels 29 1/8", overall length 44 1/4". (LC).

Production

Notes

Made by Bartholemeo Pedrotta, Bathurst, NSW, Australia, c 1860.

Made

c 1860

Source

Credit Line

Source unknown

Acquisition Date

14 December 1966

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Shot gun, 12 gauge, double barrel breech loading made by Bartholemeo Pedrotta 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 September 2019, <https://ma.as/250107>

Wikipedia

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