A percussion belt pistol
A percussion belt pistol by Adsett of Guildford c 1845. The round 28 bore barrel deeply cut with 7 groove rifling, signed along the fluted sighting channel, Birmingham proof marks, and fitted with a swivel ramrod. The frame is engraved with foliage, and fitted with a belt hook. The walnut butt is finely chequered, numbered 1432, fitted with a hinged lid in the buttcap for storage and with a vacant silver escutcheon.
Barrel length 4¾” (12cms) Overall length 9” (23cms)
James Adsett is recorded working at 15, Chapel Street, Guildford, Surrey between 1839 and 1851.