Percussion pistol, Calibre at muzzle 22 mm. made in Belgium, circa 1850.
A cheap cast steel pistol popular with gold diggers during the gold rush period. For this reason they are known as "miners pistols" in Australia.
Victoria Police assigned serial number: 40552VP.
Alternative name: Miners Pistol
Muzzle loading, smooth bore. Cannon shaped barrel 102 mm. long, belled at the muzzle. Box lock with central hammer, oval steel trigger guard, flat wooden grip painted black.
Donation from Dr O'Sullivan, 09 Aug 1971
Place & Date Made
Belgium proof mark.
Type of item
Exhibition Collection Management
30 mm (Length), 230 mm (Width), 110 mm (Height)