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Flintlock Pistol

Flintlock Pistol

1700s

Steel with traces of gilding; walnut stock

Overall: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.); Barrel: 12.7 cm (5 in.); Bore: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.45

Fun Fact

This pistol's shine comes from the gold that was applied to the steel shaft. This shiny surface is set off by the rich walnut stock. Upon close inspection, you can see areas of damage to the walnut and even a missing section of decoration on the rear of the handle.

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