Kerr’s Patent Combined Muzzle Stopper & Sight Protector
A scarce and rare Kerr’s patent combined muzzle stopper and sight protector for a .451 rifle. In excellent original condition.
James Kerr had been the foreman for the Deane, Adams and Deane gun factory. Robert Adams, one of the partners and inventor of the Adams revolver, was Kerr’s cousin. Kerr developed an improvement to the Adams revolver, British Patent No. 1722 of July 28, 1855, and when Adams left the Deane brothers to found the London Armoury Company on February 9, 1856, Kerr went with him. The London Armoury Company manufactured military rifles and revolvers. Kerr designed rifles for the company based on the 1853 pattern Enfield rifled musket. When the company directors decided to focus on rifle production in 1859 Adams left, taking his revolver patents with him.
Useful Registered Design Number: 4395
Useful Registered Design Number: 4395.
Proprietor: James Kerr, Superintendent of the London Armoury Company Limited.
Address: Bermondsey, London.
Subject: Combined rifle muzzle stopper and sight protector.
Category: Firearms, Guns, Ordanance, Gun-Carriages, Targets, Ammunition, Bayonets and Swords.
|Date:||1861 Aug 7|
MANUFACTORY, VICTORIA PARK MILLS, OLD FORD
SHOW ROOMS 36 KING WILLIAM St E. C.
TO THE LONDON ARMOURY COMPANY, LIMITED
Manufacturers to Her Majesty’s War Department of
INTERCHANGEABLE ENFIELD RIFLES
EXACTLY SIMILAR TO THOSE MADE AT THE
ROYAL SMALL ARMS FACTORY AT ENFIELD.
Sole Manufacturers of Kerr’s Patent Small Bore Rifles, Combined Muzzle Stopper & Sight Protector & Registered Ammunition Pouch
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