Percussion pistol, cal. 22 mm. (at muzzle). 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.

Alternative name: Miners Pistol

Physical Description

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.

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