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Belgian boot pistil, double-barrelled

Title:
Belgian boot pistil, double-barrelled
Date: 
1850-1860
Medium: 
Wood, steel
Dimensions: 
barrel length: 3 3/8 in. ( 8.6 cm ) Overall: 7 in. ( 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Wood and steel percussion pistol; double-barreled; bag-shaped handle; blued steel trigger guard; scroll-engraved on both sides of breech and barrel tang; floral engraving on trigger guard; stamped marks on barrel, frame, and lock; foliate engraving on oval estucheon plate.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Victor Hugo Paltsits
Object Number: 
1951.437
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this pistol was used during the Civil War and then passed down through the donor's family.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group