online Militaria dealer - Antique-Militaria [UK]
magnify icon Search militaria Medals - Arms - Militaria
Home icon Antique Militaria Home Cart icon Cart Checkout icon Checkout about us icon About us for the SEs and the curious Site map Telephone icon Contact us People shaking hands icon Customer comments | Help
Title Percussion pocket pistol, approx. .45 calibre
Nationality Belgian
Period c 1825

This high quality piece was possibly made for the export market, as there are no proofs on the frame or barrel. This would have been loaded with black powder poured to fill the breech, a soft lead ball then placed on the cup with the barrel screwed tight on the load, producing a near perfect gas seal (an invention of the mid-17th century).

The hammer is slightly off set in the frame and has an ebonised butt, perhaps walnut with a heavy stain. The action is crisp, the nipple a little a/f, with a small crack to the neck of the hammer.

The barrel (6cm) is star cut at the muzzle (for a wrench) and has a discernible Damascus twist. At close range this would be deadly.

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

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


The Saber is really beautiful.

R K, Austria, 29.06.2017

Just a brief note to confirm that the sabre has been delivered today. All is as it should be. I have to say I’m impressed with the ‘custom’ packaging, obviously essential in your line of business. I have made a very quick inspection of the sword & it fully lives up to your accurate description, very pleased with the purchase.

M B, UK, 18.06.2015