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Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 3559. A scarce .45 calibre percussion pistol by TATE of LOUTH. Circa 1840. Turn off 1.25 inch barrel struck with a Birmingham proof mark. The makers name TATE engraved amid simple decoration to one side-plate. The town name LOUTH engraved to the other side-plate. RICHARD TATE had a workshop at The Corn Market & Butcher market, in Louth, Lincolnshire circa 1834-1841. Two British proof marks to the underside of the breech. Iron trigger guard. Flat sided shaped grips. Overall length 6 inches. Action in good working order. Some signs of minor wear and use otherwise in good condition. A scarce pistol. Ref 3559. This is an obsolete antique item 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. Established 1968.