Friday, 13 May 2016
This week's Mystery Object. This was one of the six lots I purchased on Wednesday at Bonham's Knightsbridge saleroom. I've photographed it on the palm of my left hand to give some idea of size (I think my hands are of the average male size). The pistol is just over four and a half inches long. the turn off barrel is just under one and a half inches long. The bore of the pistol is just over three tenths of an inch, and the barrel is chambered to take a very slightly larger ball than the bore, so that the muzzle velocity would be good. It would be interesting to see what you can tell (or deduce) about the pistol from the photographs.
P.s. I have several more photos of the pistol, if more details are required. The pistol has already been sold to a keen local collector.