Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref no 8481. A scarce and high quality English 19th Century Percussion belt pistol made by Towlson of Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. The pistol is fitted with a spring belt hook and a swivel captive rammer. Engraved on the barrel with "TOWLSON MARLBRO & NEWBURY". (John Towlson gunmaker worked in Marlborough 1841-1855 and was the son of Joseph Towlson gunmaker who worked in Newbury). The finely chequered walnut butt fitted with a silver escutcheon. Heavy octagonal barrel, length approx 5 inches. Good working order. The barrel with two proof marks. Action very crisp. Overall length approx 9 inches. Circa 1830-1840. Very good overall condition. This is a good example of a high quality pistol carried for protection during the mid 19th century. Ref 8481.This is an antique weapon and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom.
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