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    £ 1,250
    English sidehammer percussion pistol by J Harding & Son, Boro, London. Ref 9475. Muzzleloader
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    Andrew Bottomley Antique Arms & Armour. Mail Order Only. Established in 1968.
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    English sidehammer percussion pistol by J Harding & Son, Boro, London. Ref 9475. Muzzleloader

    Pistol / Hand GunsMuzzleloaderUsed£ 1,250

    Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref no 9475. An English sidehammer percussion pistol of large size and calibre, made for British Government use by J Harding & Son of London and dated 1840. These pistols made by J Harding are known to have been carried on Mail Coaches and by Police / revenue services through most of the 19th century. This particular example, although not engraved with any mail coach or unit markings, was quite likely carried on board a Mail Coach or by a Customs or revenue officer. Approx .65 calibre. Circa 1840 - 1845. Action in good crisp working order. The lockplate is engraved with a crown and a broad arrow (denoting British Government use) and the name and date "J HARDING & SON, 1840". The barrel is also engraved with a crown and a broad arrow and the name "J HARDING & SON, BORO. LONDON". Condition is very good to excellent. Complete with its original horn tipped wooden ramrod. Overall length 15.5 inches. Ref 9475. J. Harding was under royal contract to make pistols for the Coach Guards for Her Majesty's Mail Coaches, he is also known to have made pistols, blunderbusses and carbines for the police and British revenue services. James Harding is recorded as Gunmaker to The General Post Office. Ref 9475.

    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.

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    SubcategoryMuzzleloader
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 1,250
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeEnglish sidehammer percussion pistol
    Modelby J Harding & Son, Boro, London. Ref 9475.
    Manufactured Year1840
    Antiqueyes
    MechanismPercussion
    CertificateNo Licence
    Your reference9475
    Recommended UsageCollection item

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