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pistol, percussion

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  • Other titles
    Belgian percussion horse or belt pistol, 19th century (descriptive name)
  • Description
    Belgian percussion horse or belt pistol, used during 19th century
    large smoothbore percussion holster pistol; muzzle-loading; 9 inch barrel; percussion locks; swivel rammer (captive ramrod); three-quarter stocked; brass furniture; nipple corroded and damaged; large split in forestock at ramrod entry; extensive borer
    missing: hammer
    markings:
    in oval on top rear of barrel: Belgian (Liege) former definitive proof marks: E / LG / [star]
    right rear of barrel: 97
    small lock maker's mark on lock plate: [crown] / R
    maker: unknown [ Belgian gun trade]
    measurements: overall: 380 mm; barrel: 210mm; calibre: 18 mm (.70 inches)
  • Place
  • Other Number
    W1429, 10960
  • Accession date
    1883
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness
pistol, percussion, W1429, 10960, Photographed by Richard NG, digital, 13 Jan 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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