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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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The package arrived today, and the two items are nice. The Mother Cross actually looks a lot better in person than in the pics.

K P, Spain, 20.06.2017

Thank you for your excellent service, I'm very pleased with both the items.

R L, UK, 26.02.2010

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