BRITISH TOWER MODEL 1844 PRCUSSION PISTOL
Guns International #: 100621354 Seller's Inventory #: 68
Category: Antique Pistols - Percussion - Antique Pistols - 1500-1850
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Member Since: 6/14/13
First Name: warren
Last Name: ralph
Country: United States
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Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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An English Military Tower Percussion pistol (original, not converted from flintlock) Model 1844. This is believed to be a Victorian Coastguard Belt Pistol. Ther is a belt hook fixed to the left side. It has a 6" round barrel, finished polished bright steel in .58 caliber The overall size of the gun is 11". .The lock, hammer and trigger are blued with 60-75% blue remaining. There is a swivel landyard and a captive steel ramrod. The trigger guard, butt cap, etc. are all brass with a pleasing patina. The lock and hammer have some modest engraving. The lock is marked "Tower 1844" with a Crown over "VR".There are 6 marks or proof marks on the barrel and one on the belt hook. The full stock has an interesting grain and no splits, cracks, chips or wood missing. There are a number of dings, presumeably from its use as a military weapon. They tend to blend in with the wood grain and do not detract from the overall excellent appearance of the pistol. The action is strong with the hammer also holding on 1/2 cock as a safety.
This an antique. No FFL required. Can be shipped directly to a proudnew owner.
Price: $1250-- + shipping
Manufacturer: Tower Arsenal-England
Serial Number: none
Condition: Very Good +
Metal Condition: Very Good +
Wood Condition: Very Good--
Bore Condition: --
Barrel Type: round
Finish: Bright steel/blue
Manufacture Date: 1844 ?
Engraving: outline type
Item Location: California