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Title Percussion boxlock pocket pistol
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 a very plain weapon, with a slab-sided walnut but, 7 1/4 inches overall. Unfortunately, it now has a wire-mop finish, but mechanically it is sound and none of the screw heads appear to be burred or distressed. Truly a fine example of the Victorian 'Saturday night special'!

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


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

testimonials

Received sword yesterday thanks. Very pleased with it. Thanks Chris, most excellent service.

R G, UK, 26.01.2013

I received the bayonet today. Very nice example. I will keep an eye on your site for possible future purchases.

D E, USA, 23.11.2005

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