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Pistol

Object Number: 
1883.4
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron, silver, flint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 5 in. ( 29.2 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Iron and silver flintlock pistol; iron stock with ramrod and pistol flint; thistle trigger; silver oval inlaid on right butt engraved with female figure leaning on sword and holding severed head in other hand; silver oval on left butt engraved with illegible inscription; silver scrolls inlaid into stock top.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this Scottish Highlander pistol was ploughed up at Fort Washington in 1845.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Brandeth
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group