Belgian boot pistil, double-barrelled

Belgian boot pistil, double-barrelled
Title
Belgian boot pistil, double-barrelled
Date 
1850-1860
Medium 
Wood, steel
Dimensions 
barrel length: 3 3/8 in. ( 8.6 cm ) Overall: 7 in. ( 17.8 cm )
Description 
Wood and steel percussion pistol; double-barreled; bag-shaped handle; blued steel trigger guard; scroll-engraved on both sides of breech and barrel tang; floral engraving on trigger guard; stamped marks on barrel, frame, and lock; foliate engraving on oval estucheon plate.
Credit Line 
Gift of Victor Hugo Paltsits
Object Number 
1951.437
Marks 
stamped: right lock: "110" stamped: barrel: "56" and "E/LG" (inside circle border; barrel proof of Liege, Belgium) engraved: estucheon plate: "GD" (foliate)
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this pistol was used during the Civil War and then passed down through the donor's family.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group