Pistol

Pistol
Pistol
Title
Pistol
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Brandeth
Object Number 
1883.4
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this Scottish Highlander pistol was ploughed up at Fort Washington in 1845.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group