Boot pistol

Object Number: 
1946.126
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Wood, iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 in. ( 15.2 cm ) Part (barrel): 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: left frame: "IP MOORE"; right frame: "N.../YORK" stamped: underside of barrel: two English barrel proof marks, both have two crossed scepters below a crown; they are post 1813 proofs used in Birmingham
Description: 
Wood, iron, and brass percussion pistol; stamped marks on left frame and barrel.
Gallery Label: 
John P. Moore was a large firearms dealing and importing firm in New York from the 1830's until their purchase by another company in the 1880's.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Tilden Grover
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group