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English Single Shot Percussion Pistol

$695.00
In stock
Product Code
M1537
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Weapon Type Pistol
Caliber .52-Caliber
Militaria Country Great Britain

English Single Shot Percussion Pistol

Description

English Single Shot Percussion Pistol

  • A very interesting large bore English single shot percussion pistol manufactured by Lewis & Tomes of London.
  • Back action lock is maker marked with scroll engraving present including serpent figural engraved hammer.
  • Silver shield escutcheon on the back of the wrist with two very interesting and well executed brass repair plates at wrist with two resting birds inlayed in silver on left side of grip.
  • Top of barrel is marked 'London Fine Damascus Twist' which actually appears to be a faux Damascus pattern.
  • Three cracks present, one being a hairline on right, another on bottom and one at grip.
  • Bore appears to be about a 52 caliber and the action works well. Overall a very interesting and aesthetically pleasing single shot large bore gentlemen's pistol with a lot of character.

 

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