Original French Silver Mounted English Style Percussion Pistol with Huge .75” Man-Stopping Rifled Barrel - circa 1840
Original Item: Only One Available. Here we have a most unusual BIG BORE single shot Percussion pistol in the English style, which we believe to have been made in France. It has the number 7326 marked on the under side of the barrel, inside of the lock, and inside the trigger guard. The 6 1/2 inch long octagonal "Damascus" spiral forged barrel measures out to about 0.75" inside, around 11 bore, larger than many shotguns. We thought it might have been for shot, but the rifling shows it was definitely intended for ball.
Measuring 11 1/4 inches overall, the pistol would have been perfect for an Englishman's overcoat pocket during the mid 1800s. It has a checkered "bag" grip with no provision for a ramrod, and has a lovely engraved silver trigger guard, silver lock screw escutcheon, as well as a small "Shield" on the back of the wrist.
This example made about 1840 would create a huge effect on both shooter and victim when used. Ready to Display!
Year of Manufacture: Circa 1840
Bore Diameter: .75" rifled
Cartridge Type: Ball and Powder
Barrel Length: 6 1/2 Inches
Overall Length: 11 1/4 Inches
Action type: Side Action Lock
Feed System: Muzzle Loaded
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