An unusual Indian boxlock percussion pistol
An unusual Indian boxlock percussion pistol mounted within a copper boss, and built for attachment to a shield, c 1840. Turn off barrel for loading, hammer and action of conventional form, fired by a wire attached to the trigger. Hinged slotted “hood” or “bonnet” to facilitate capping, cocking and exhaust, flange pierced with repeated pattern. Rear of action with steel loop to secure handle.
Overall length 5¾” (14.5cms) Barrel length 1½” (4cms) Diameter of backplate 4” (10cms).