MakeRef 1304. A very rare percussion PILL-LOCK pistol engraved on the barrel TOWLSON
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Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 1304. A very rare percussion single barrel pistol engraved on the barrel TOWLSON NEWBURY (Wiltshire). Circa 1835-1840. The 5.5 inch barrel of approx .60 calibre. The lock-plate fitted with a rare early ignition system known as the Pill-Lock or Pellet-lock. Fitted with a front sight. Small escutcheon inlaid to the wrist. Chequered grip and plain steel trigger guard. One iron ramrod pipe and fitted with a swivel steel rammer. Overall length 10 inches. One screw in the hammer nose is damaged. In well used condition, an interesting example of a very rare early percussion ignition system. Please see page 97 in ENGLISH, IRISH & SCOTTISH FIREARMS MAKERS by MEWYN-CAREY where it lists TOWLSON of NEWBURY as a maker of the Pill-lock ignition system. Ref 1304. 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.