This is my only 12ga Pinfire double rifle by Trulock & Harriss, Dublin, Ireland.
It is a basic style rifle made or retailed by Trulock & Harriss, 9 Dawson St. Dublin.
I show the company history from the internet but possibly made from 1854-1897 period.
The interesting bit is the J.Wilkes stamping on the action flats.
There was a John Wilkes Birmingham till late 1860’s then at 79 Beak St. London.
Did he make the rifle or the barrels for T&H?
The rifle looks like the stock was refinished and barrels re-blued/browned years ago.
The name on the barrel rib is rather faint but nice barrel colours.
Trulock & Harriss operated from 1854 till 1897 at 9 Dawson St. Dublin from the info shown.
The rifle has 1 fixed sight and 4 fold up sights graduated 50,100,150 & 200 (yards?)
Nice un-pitted rifling with 14 grooves.
The chamber is 51mm (2") long so shorter than a usual shotshell chamber. (See previous comments on rifle chambers for 8ga. Rasch).
I made up a cartridge from an old 12ga pinfire case and projectile to match. I would love to fire this rifle one day but I have never fired any pinfire firearms, I only collect them.
The barrel is 760mm (2ft.5 7/16") long. Overall length is 1170mm (3ft.10 1/16").
The weight of the rifle is 4.408kg (9lb.11.3oz).
Serial number is 6558. All comments are welcome.
I have handled other 14ga rifles and own a 20ga shotgun that was once a 24 bore double rifle by Dougall on a lock-fast action. The heavy barrels and 24ga proofs show it was re-bored to 20ga.