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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]

testimonials

This is to confirm receipt of the item and I am very pleased with it.

P M, Australia, 02.05.2013

?20 postage is fine, can't wait for the sword to arrive. The last sword I purchased from you was in really nice condition.

S W, UK, 04.07.2005

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