Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 1527. A rare primitive side hammer single shot percussion pistol made by B. FOWLER JR of HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. Circa 1840. The frame made of brass. The 7 inch heavy part round, part octagonal barrel fitted with double white metal bands, the barrel engraved on top B. FOWLER. Walnut stock with two silver panels inlaid in the wood grips and a wide iron trigger guard. Wooden ramrod (probably a replacement). This style of pistol began to appear around the 1830's. In reasonably good condition. Approx .41 calibre. Action in working order but very stiff. Overall length 11 inches. For a very similar pistol please see page 334 in Flayderman's guide to Antique American Firearms, 7th edition published 1998. A very rare type of typically American primitive pistol. Ref 1527. This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer at no extra charge. Established 1968.