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Object Name: Percussion pistol
Date: 1845-1860
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Medium: Wood, iron, brass
Dimensions: Overall (largest): 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm) Part (barrel): 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Trenton
Description: Wood, iron, and brass percussion pistol; iron mountings; thistle-shaped trigger guard with engraved floral designs; engraved floral designs on hammer, lockplate, and barrel tang; brass wedges with circular estucheons; checkered handle with eagle-shaped butt cap; stamped mark on barrel; one pistol has a brass-capped wooden ramrod.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 1907.33b
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Marks: stamped: barrel: "DRESSER & PARKER/TRENTON . NJ"