Belgian percussion pistol

Belgian percussion pistol
Title
Belgian percussion pistol
Date 
1835-1855
Medium 
Wood; steel, iron, brass
Dimensions 
barrel length: 8 7/8 in. ( 22.5 cm ) Overall: 14 1/8 in. ( 35.9 cm )
Description 
Wood, iron, steel, and brass percussion dueling pistol; brown-finished octagon barrel with bladed brass front sight and rear sight at tang; iron furniture with ornate trigger guard and engraved scrolls on bow, hammer, lockplate, breech, barrel tang, and side plate; oval brass wedge estucheons and shield-shaped estucheon plate; raised carving at tip of stock; checkered handle with oval plate on butt.
Credit Line 
Gift of Thatcher T.P. Luquen
Object Number 
1956.22
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this dueling pistol was owned by the donor's great-grandfather, Dominick Lynch, a merchant and founder of Rome, New York who became a celebrated traveler in France during the 1820's.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group