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Title Miniature propelling pencil in pistol form
Nationality British
Period c 1860

This little pencil (5.5cm long when fully extended) is in the form of a ring-trigger pepperpot revolver, perhaps something like a Cooper's Patent type. It has a walnut butt with nickel silver metal fittings. The gunsight at the end of the barrel is in the form of a tiny turquoise inset at the muzzle.

The barrel rotates to extend the pencil, which currently contains a small piece of lead. I am not sure how the lead would be inserted or removed.

My guess is that the piece is of British origin, but it is possible that it is French or Belgian. Its condition is nice.

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

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


Chris, got the buckle thanks and what a beauty, posted it on the forum already (war relics forum) I mod the buckle forum I have put a thanks to you on there with your site title so might drum up a bit of business for you :)

B E, UK, 13.12.2011

I recieved the medal today and I am very pleased with the quality. It is in excellent condition, both the medal and the ribbon, for an original.

M T, UK, 30.11.2006