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Title Double-barrelled officer's pistol
Nationality British
Period c 1850

This pistol (approx. 50 calibre) is by Charles Aylett Kell (marked 'Aylett Kell' on the locks), who had a factory in Birmingham and an agency at Noble Street, London. He worked from 1841-56 and died in 1861. This is typically the kind of pistol a British officer would have carried in the many campaigns in the 19th century. A guaranteed manstopper!

The rifling in both barrels is in good shape and of considerable depth, with a little old pitting here and there. The walnut stock has a rather worn finish to the chequering at the wrist and there is some recent bruising on one side. However, in general, the stock is in good shape. The right hand cock has been replaced in its working life, viz the lack of any engraving. 'London' is engraved on the barrel rib between the barrels, one of which has some old pitting extant and both of which have Birmingham proofs. The mainspring on the left hand lock may be an old replacement as it is much stiffer than the right hand one.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Firearms : Percussion Pistols : British : 19th Century]


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