Flintlock pocket pistol, cal. 63 bore (.420 in.) screw off steel smoothbore cannon barrel 6.20cm (2 1/2 inches) long.

Made by Spencer, England, circa 1820.

This pistol was unearthed by a man digging a posthole at Warrandyte, Victoria, near Arthur's Creek; one of the early gold digging sites in Victoria in the 1850s.

Physical Description

Box lock steel action, rounded steel trigger guard, steel hammer and frizzen plate, centrally mounted sliding safety catch behind hammer, wooden grips with flat sides. Overall heavy pitting to all steel components.

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