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Boot pistol

Boot pistol
Title
Boot pistol
Date 
1840-1860
Medium 
Wood, iron, brass
Dimensions 
barrel length: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm ) Overall: 6 in. ( 15.2 cm )
Description 
Wood, iron, and brass percussion pistol; stamped marks on left frame and barrel.
Credit Line 
Gift of Tilden Grover
Object Number 
1946.126
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
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group