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Circa 1785 Holmes Of Liverpool Flintlock Muff Pistol None Muzzleloader
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£ 670

Circa 1785 Holmes Of Liverpool Flintlock Muff Pistol None Muzzleloader

Pistol / Hand GunsMuzzleloaderUsed£ 670

~ Circa 1785 Holmes Of Liverpool Flintlock Muff Pistol ~


The box lock pistol has the gunsmiths name “Holmes” on the left side “Liverpool” on the other, both surrounded by a stand of arms.

The underside of the barrel also has three proof marks.

The pistol has a number of safety features as concealed weapons were easy to snag and accidentally discharge. As there is little room for a bulky trigger guard the pistol has a drop-down trigger. There is also a safety that slides forward to lock the trigger in the closed position and it has a small pin that blocks the hole in the frizzen to prevent the priming powder from spilling.

The mahogany butt is chequered to the rear with a blackened steel cartouche.

It comes complete with a flint.

~ Dimensions ~

The twist off barrel is 1.75 inches (4.5 cm) long and the overall length is 6 inches (15.3 cm).

The pistol weighs 260g approx.

~ Condition ~

The metalwork has a healthy patina.

The pistol half cocks, cocks and releases with a strong spring. The safety catch works well.

The twist of barrel will need releasing.

The drop-down trigger is a little loose and hangs slightly if shaken.

The stock is complete and a good fit.

~ Postage ~

UK postage is £20, international at cost and it can be viewed in our shop....Read full description
SubcategoryMuzzleloader
ConditionUsed
Price£ 670
Sale typeTrade
MakeCirca 1785 Holmes Of Liverpool Flintlock Muff
CalibreNone
ModelPistol
Antiqueyes
MechanismNone
CertificateNo Licence
Barrel length6 cm
Overall length16 cm
Weight0.26 kg
Your referenceMLEEEXPQW2FF
Gun StatusActivated
Recommended UsageCollection item
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