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Lot 266: J. Hall's Patent Pinfire Clock Gun

Unique J. Hall's Patent Pinfire Clock Gun

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Lot 266: J. Hall's Patent Pinfire Clock Gun

Unique J. Hall's Patent Pinfire Clock Gun

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500
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Unique J. Hall's Patent Pinfire Clock Gun

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Shotgun
Type: Other
Gauge: 12
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Item Views: 869
Item Interest: Average
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Catalog Page: 258
Class: Other
Description:

This unusual "clock gun" is comprised of 12 pinfire chambered barrels, a wooden block bored with 12 guide tubes that, when readied, held 12 weights suspended by thread and a clock mechanism that is attached to the wooden block. At every hour the clock mechanism cut a thread, resulting in the release of a weight that detonated a blank cartridge waiting below. The metal bar behind the barrels would have kept the cartridges in place. All housed in a metal case, which has "J. HALL'S/PATENT/CLOCK GUN/STATION ROAD WORKS/WIGTON, CUMBERLAND" marked on the front and "DANGER" on the back. A paper instructions label is pasted to the interior of the lid. Includes the cluster of 12 barrels, 12 weights, and two iron legs.

Rating Definition:

Fine overall, markings slightly faded but clear, oxidation on the legs from apparent use, and overall clear instruction label. All components appear to be present.



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