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Double-Barreled Flintlock Shotgun with Exchangeable Percussion Locks and Barrels

Gunsmith: Nicolas Noël Boutet (French, Versailles and Paris, 1761–1833)
Barrelsmith: Exchangeable percussion barrels by Léopold Bernard (French, Paris, active 1832–70)
Lock maker: Exchangeable percussion locks by B. Montagnon (French, active ca. 1850)
Retailer: Exchangeable percussion locks and barrels originally sold by G. Zaoué (French, active 1857–61)
Date: ca. 1818–20; exchangeable percussion locks and barrels, dated 1860
Culture: French, Versailles and Paris
Medium: Steel, blued and inlaid with gold; walnut, inlaid with gold; gold and silver, cast and chiseled; horn
Dimensions: L. of gun 47 3/8 in. (120.3 cm); L. of double barrel 31 7/8 in. (81.0 cm); L. of percussion locks 5 in. (12.7 cm); L. of bullet pouch 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); L. of priming flask 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm); L. of bullet mold 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm); L. of ramrod extension 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm); L. of hammer extractor 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm); L. of brush for cleaning barrel 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm); L. of bullet extractor 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm); L. of screwdriver 6 in. (15.2 cm); L. of bullet extractor 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); L. of touch hole cleaner 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm); Cal. .61 in. (15.49 mm); Wt. of gun 6 lbs. 15 oz. (3.15 kg); Wt. of double barrel 3 lbs. 8 oz. (1.60 kg); Wt. of percussion locks 5 oz. (150 g); Wt. of bullet pouch 2.5 oz. (71 g); Wt. of priming flask 4.6 oz. (131 g); Wt. of bullet mold 7 oz. (198 g)
Classification: Firearms
Credit Line: Gift of Stephen V. Grancsay, 1942
Accession Number: 42.50.7a–n

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