Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 7519. An interesting American small size antique single shot "Bootleg" percussion pistol circa 1840-1850. Dating from the time of the Californian Gold Rush. (During the California gold rush era of 1848-1855 the Californian population went up by ten fold when approximately 750,000 pounds of gold was discovered during that era). Two piece wooden bag shaped grips held on with a single screw. Unusual square steel trigger guard. Used condition, a nice honest piece of American Wild West history and exactly the type of tiny single shot pocket pistol carried and easily hidden by Gold prospectors and gamblers of the time. Approx cal .31. Overall length 5.5 inches. Ref 7519. This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card. Established 1968.
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