Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref no 7865. A good English Percussion 6 shot Pepperbox revolver, complete in its original carrying case with accessories. Circa 1845. The pepperbox was invented around the 1830s and was intended for civilian use, but military officers often made private purchases for their own use. James Ewell Brown “Jeb” Stuart (1833-1864) was a U.S. Army officer and later a Major General and cavalry commander for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War (1861-65). In 1857 he was shot in the chest at point blank range with a pepperbox by a Cheyenne warrior, Stuart survived probably due rumour has it, to a very weak powder charge. Decorative engraved side plates, trigger guard, bar hammer and butt cap. Finely chequered wooden grips. 3 inch barrels. The pistol contained in its original wooden carrying case with its original faded red lining, containing a copper powder flask, steel bullet mold, Oil bottle, screw driver and percussion cap tin. Overall length of the pistol 8 inches. The mahogamy case fitted with brass corners and measures 10 X 7 inches. The case partitions are loose. A good example of an English percussion pepperbox revolver in its original case retaining much of its original blued finish. Ref 7865. This is an antique weapon 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.