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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Westley Richards and Co., London, England 2
Descriptions
walnut 486 steel 2355 wood 4438 brass 1442
Names
firearm 4093
Use
pistol 909
Date:
1820
Dimensions:
L: 6 in, Barrel length: 1.5 in, H: 3.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
English gunmakers named Richards are listed from 1700 to 1840. This pistol dates ca. 1820
Inscription:
[on left side of receiver:] RICHARDS [on right side of receiver:] LONDON [on bottom of receiver:] (crossed swords with crown and letters B P and C between blades)(encircled fleur de leis symbol)(crossed swords with crown symbol on top and letter v at bottom)(proof marks)
Remarks:
Matched pair of English pocket pistols. Center hammers.
Model:
Richards Pocket Pistol
Caliber/Gauge:
.50 ML
Accession Number:
1988.8.2169

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