Original German Double Barrel Percussion Pistol Serial 161 – Circa 1845


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Original German Double Barrel Percussion Pistol Serial 161 – Circa 1845

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Here we have a very nice German made unmarked Double Barreled percussion pistol in approximately .43″ caliber. It features twin smoothbore barrels of 4″ in length with an overall measurement of 8″. It is built around a box lock with two exposed percussion hammers and two triggers protected by an iron trigger guard. The left trigger is bent backwards so that the two barrels can easily be independently fired.

The underside of the barrels and the frame are all marked with serial number 161, and with Crown / Crown / U, a German proof mark used during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Dating to sometime in the late 1840’s, pistols such as this were intended for self protection.

The pistol features a walnut “bag” grip, very much in the French style, which is in very good condition, with no cracking or other major damage. The locks on both sides are still functional, however neither side will hold at half cock. The right lock also sticks at half cock while firing, so the tumbler and/or sear definitely need adjustment.

A very nice late European Percussion pistol, ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: circa 1845
Caliber: .54 inches
Ammunition Type: Lead Ball & Powder with Percussion Cap
Barrel Length: 8.5 inches

Length: 14 inches
Action: Percussion Lock
Feed System: Muzzle-Loaded 

NOTE: International orders of antique firearms MUST be shipped using UPS WW Services (courier). USPS Priority Mail international will not accept these. International customers should always consult their country’s antique gun laws prior to ordering.


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