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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]

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C K, Finland, 07.05.2014

Just a quick note to let you know that my bayonet arrived safely today. Many thanks for the speedy delivery and overall excellent service! For its age this bayonet is in fantastic condition.

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S P, UK, 23.01.2012

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