Percussion cap rifle. .625 calibre, complete with ramrod. Beautifully engraved sideplate depicting a hunting scene. The tank, hammer and trigger guard are also engraved. What looks to be gold leaf/ paint decorates the 24 inch octagonal barrel, which is also inlaid with silver and platinum. Polished wook stock with fine checking. Silver mountings holding ramrod under barrel.
CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Firearms rifle
Late 19th Century
L990 x W45 x H185
Steel, silver, wood, leaf (metal)
History and use
This is a .625 calibre percussion rifle was made by Edward Paton, of Perth, Scotland, in the late 19th century. The barrel is decorated with what looks to be gold leaf or paint, with silver and platinum inlay. There is a hunting scene engraved on the lock plate.The rifle is part of a large collection of objects donated to the Queensland Museum by the Marks family of Brisbane.
Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.