A fine 16 bore percussion holster pistol built for the East India Government in 1869. The blued barrel is struck with Birmingham inspector’s marks and Tower of London military proof marks

Item:
256
Region:
Britain
Type:
Firearms, Pistols
Description:
A fine 16 bore percussion holster pistol built for the East India Government in 1869. The blued barrel is struck with Birmingham inspector’s marks and Tower of London military proof marks, and the bore still retains its original bright polish. The walnut fullstock is struck with the Birmingham inspector’s marks, the stockmakers mark “ Cooper & Goodman”, and the Birmingham E.I.G. storekeeper’s stamp. The butt is stamped FA 3 1885 (Ferozepore Arsenal). The colour case hardened lock is stamped Birmingham 1869 and with a crowned broad arrow above E.I.G., together with a Birmingham inspector’s stamp. Fitted with regulation brass mounts together with a swivel ramrod and a lanyard ring, the buttcap is numbered 224.
Metrics:
Barrel length 8” (20.4cms) Overall length 13½” (34.3cms)
Notes:
This pistol is from a group discovered in unissued condition in the 1960’s, and is preserved in almost mint condition and retains almost all its original finish.
Price:
£1,850