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Belgian boot pistil, double-barrelled

Object Number: 
1951.437
Date: 
1850-1860
Medium: 
Wood, steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 in. ( 17.8 cm ) Part (barrel): 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: right lock: "110" stamped: barrel: "56" and "E/LG" (inside circle border; barrel proof of Liege, Belgium) engraved: estucheon plate: "GD" (foliate)
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.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this pistol was used during the Civil War and then passed down through the donor's family.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Victor Hugo Paltsits
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group