Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref no 9467. A good English 5 shot bar hammer percussion pepperbox pistol. Circa 1840. During the gold rush era in the USA many early pioneers equipped themselves with revolving Pepperbox pistols capable of variously discharging, sometimes simultaneously it is said, from four to nine shots in rapid order. Because such weapons were usually operated double-action, that is a pull of the trigger simultaneously revolved the barrels, cocked the arm and then discharged a shot. They were often inaccurate, however their formidable appearance often offset that disadvantage. Ribbed cluster of six barrels, stamped with British proof marks. The frame and iron trigger guard engraved with a scroll design. Backstrap engraved with the name "R. Brooke, Rotherham". (Possibly the original owner's name). Fine chequered wooden grips. Overall length 8 inches. In good working order and condition. Ref 9467.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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