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Thomas Hewson, London Percussion Holster Pistol Converted From Flintlock With Octagonal Barrel & Capti .65 Muzzleloader
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Thomas Hewson, London Percussion Holster Pistol Converted From Flintlock With Octagonal Barrel & Capti .65 Muzzleloader

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Cheshire, North WestPublished 4 Years ago
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SubcategoryMuzzleloader
ConditionUsed
Sale typeTrade
MakeThomas Hewson, London
Calibre.65
ModelPercussion Holster Pistol Converted From Flintlock With Octagonal Barrel & Capti
Manufactured Yearc.1820
CertificateNo Licence
Barrel length6 1/4 inches
Overall length11 3/4 inches
Your reference15231
Gun StatusActivated
Recommended UsageCollection item
Description

C1820 English, Thomas Hewson, London .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Holster Pistol Converted From Flintlock With Octagonal Barrel & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15231 - 15231

The English London based gunsmith Thomas Hewson is recorded as having premises at 133 Fetter Lane between 1805 & 1808, 36 Piccadilly 1808 to 1820. He is believed to have emigrated to South Africa C1820 and worked as a gunsmith at Grahamstown from 1837 (see page 169 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion traveling pistol converted from flintlock by Hewson. It is 11 ¾” overall with a 6 ¼” octagonal brown wash steel barrel. The top barrel flat is crisply signed ‘London’. The smooth bore is clean. It has a Dolphin hammer. The lock plate is crisply signed ‘Hewson’ and has foliate engraved decoration. It has an undamaged all original walnut full stock. Its steel trigger guard with extended tang has foliate engraved decoration and it has its original captive steel ram rod with steel ram rod mount. The pistol has a brass bead fore sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15231

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