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Title Percussion boxlock pistol with turn-off barrel
Nationality British
Period c 1840
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This is a typical Birmingham pistol (no maker's name), with Birmingham proofs on the barrel, the type of weapon that people would have carried for self-protection in the rough and tumble years of mid-Victorian Britain. It would deliver a devastating blow at short range (calibre approximately .50).

This is an iron-mounted example with a hidden trigger and a chequered walnut butt, set with an escutcheon. It is mechanically sound. The overall length is 7 3/4 inches.

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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Bayonets arived today and as always they're great. Thanks again.

G D, UK, 02.12.2011

Got the medal today. It's a fine medal and I'm very happy with it. Thanks.

P F, UK, 21.06.2006

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