Belgian boot pistil, double-barrelled
Overall: 7 in. ( 17.8 cm ) Part (barrel): 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
stamped: right lock: "110" stamped: barrel: "56" and "E/LG" (inside circle border; barrel proof of Liege, Belgium) engraved: estucheon plate: "GD" (foliate)
Wood and steel percussion pistol; double-barreled; bag-shaped handle; blued steel trigger guard; scroll-engraved on both sides of breech and barrel tang; floral engraving on trigger guard; stamped marks on barrel, frame, and lock; foliate engraving on oval estucheon plate.
According to accession records, this pistol was used during the Civil War and then passed down through the donor's family.
Gift of Victor Hugo Paltsits
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.