ENGRAVED 1850s Antique PERCUSSION Center Hammer Boxlock Pistol CARVED GRIP
Likely European Self-defense BELT/MUFF Pistol!
Here we present an antique Engraved Boxlock Percussion Pocket Pistol, made circa the 1850s, likely in either London, England, or Liege, Belgium. Both London and Liege have long been manufacturing centers for the world’s arms trade. This small type of pistol was very popular from the 18th and into the 19th Centuries in Europe, as well as the colonies that features a large .41 caliber bore that would have been worn on the belt or holstered as it was possibly carried into battle after being privately purchased. This is a neat old pistol and one can easily imagine the sight of its gaping bore would certainly be a deterrent to would be scoundrels. It was of course made primarily for self-defense, especially in cities or traveling around the countryside.
The overall condition is good. Strong action, although the trigger spring is weak. Bright bore. Solid grip, lightly carved and contains an expected amount of wear. The frame is engraved with traditional designs.
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Barrel is 2-7/8 inches.
Caliber: .41 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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