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Description

Sporran clasp of brass and steel with four concealed pistols which would fire if the sporran was not opened correctly, probably the model for that worn by Rob Roy in the novel by Sir Walter Scott published in 1818

Museum reference

H.NE 12

Collection

Weapons and Accessories

Object name

Sporran clasp, Pistol

Production information

Unknown
Unknown

Date

Unknown

Materials

Brass, Steel

Physical description

Brass and steel

Associations

Macgregor, Rob Roy, 1671 - 1734
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771 - 1832

Exhibitions

  • Fonn's Duthchas: Land and Legacy (13 Jan 2007 - 01 Dec 2007)
    Highland Museums, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
    Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery
    National Museums of Scotland
    Museum nan Eilean

  • 26 Treasures in the National Museum of Scotland (01 Dec 2011 - 29 Jan 2012)
    World Wide Web

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Scotland Galleries »
Level 3 »
Trade And Industry

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