Anti-Garrotte Belly Gun Circa 1860 a very rare Ball’s patent anti-garrotter belt pistol made by Connell 55 Cheapside London. A very unique piece and considered to be among the rarest of firearms curiosities. In the 1860 around London there was a high number of attacks and street robberies using garrottes this was an answer to being attacked from behind. The gun was on a belt that could be used in front or behind there was a string running down the sleeve to a finger that could pull the trigger setting off the gun. This rare specimen still has most of the original leather belt with loops for the string. As far as we know no other example has the original belt. The main spring has broken and will need replacing. The base plate is 6 ¾ 2 long by 2 ¾ 2 wide and the 50 calibre barrel is 1 ¼” long with the name on the lock plate.
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