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Garvin
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13th December 2017 02:25  

Kolbe, London

See also:

https://forum.vintageairgunsgallery.com/d-t-fletcher-pics/who-was-kolbe/

 

 

With thanks to Sean Campbell, imaging manager of the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West in Cody, Wyoming, for permission to post these pics of a gun held in the Cody Firearms Museum. The blurb accompanying this gun follows.

Accession Number: 1995.35.1

Date : 1730-1735

Dimensions: L: 52 in, Barrel length: 36 in, H: 7 in

Inscription: top barrel: Kolbe London

Synopsis: firearm- airgun- rifle- Johann Lorenz Kolbe, London, England- wood- brass- iron- top barrel: Kolbe London- barrel reservoir- 41

Extract from <i>Hunting Weapons: From the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century</i> by Howard L. Blackmore:

For more information about barrel reservoir/ barrel surround pneumatics, see in this gallery Nineteenth (and eighteenth) century airguns/British Pneumatics 1750-1850 by DT Fletcher, pp 7-17


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Garvin
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13th December 2017 02:27  

Kolbe, London (extremely ornate).

 

Pics reproduced with kind permission © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Details of this gun are:

Place of origin:

London (made)
Date:

1735-1740 (made)

Artist/Maker:

Kolbe, Johann Gottfried (maker)

Materials and Techniques:

Carved walnut with chased and engraved silver, brass

Credit Line:

Ex Alexander Davison Collection

Museum number:

494-1894

Gallery location:

In Storage

 

 


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