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Original U.S. Pair of Pocket Percussion "Muff" Pistols as used by Riverboat Gamblers

Item Description

Original Items. Only One Available. Here we have a lovely pair of small pocket percussion pistols, usually referred to as "Muff" pistols. Like the "Philadelphia Derringer" pistols, these were designed to be lightweight, with maximum concealability. These were very popular during the days of riverboat gambling, as they could easily be held in the small pockets of a gambler's vest.

These pistols both measure just over 5 inches in length, with 1 1/4 inch "screw off" barrels, which are currently seized in place. They have "box lock" actions with concealed triggers that fold out at full cock. Both function correctly, and even if the trigger is left out, they will not fire at half cock.

They both have lovely walnut "bag" grips, and really are a nice little set. They are totally unmarked as far as we can see, though these are definitely the style typically used in the U.S..

Ready to add to your collection!


Year of Manufacture: circa 1860
Caliber: about .55 inches
Ammunition Type: Lead Ball & Powder with Percussion Cap
Barrel Length: 1 1/4 inches
Overall Length: 5 1/8  inches
Action: Back Action Percussion Lock
Feed System: Muzzle-Loaded

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