Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref no 8141. A Very rare 19th century single shot Irish Percussion knife-pistol with belt hook and leather scabbard Circa 1840-1850. Large musket bore calibre approximately 16 bore (.68cal). The barrel engraved on top "ARMSTRONG - CLONMEL". (George Armstrong is listed in Slaters Directory of Ireland for 1856 and was working as a gunsmith at 58 Main Street, Clonmel at that time). The blade and combined barrel approx 11.5 inches long. A steel belt hook fitted to the side of pistol. The leather scabbard probably custom made slightly later than the date of the pistol, otherwise in good working order and condition. Overall length in scabbard 17 inches. This type of very interesting knife-pistol is known to have been carried by Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War 1861-1865. This pistol was found in Florida USA and was quite possibly taken to the USA by an Irish settler during the gold rush era of 1849-1855. Ref 8141.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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