British Saddle Pistol

Production date
1860s
Description
Horse / Trade Percussion Pistol, .70 inch calibre Smoothbore. Mis-matched barrel, lock, and wood furniture. "Tower" inscribed on barrel.
Loading method: muzzle loading,
Ignition system: percussion cap firing,
Place/date of origin: Great Britain [1860s],
Possibly to have been issued to the Kai Iwi Volunteers during the New Zealand Land Wars.
See full details

Object detail

Production date
1860s
Media/Materials
Pistol, steel barrel and lock;
Stock and forend wood;
Butt plate, trigger guard, rammer tube, brass
Measurements
380mm length
227mm barrel length
Production place
Collection
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1963/7/1

Share

My shortlist

Classification

Object type

Explore other objects by colour

Public comments

Be the first to comment on this object record.

Google reCaptchaThis site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.