Wood, iron, steel, wool, silver, brass
Case: 19 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. ( 48.9 x 21.9 cm )
Part (pistol length): 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm)
Part (barrel length): 10 in. (
stamped: lockplate centers: "BOOTH"; barrel breeches: "BOOTH/PHILA"
engraved: escutcheon plate: "WB" (William Bainbridge?)
engraved: case plate: "Como/Bainbridge"
Wood, iron, steel, silver, and brass pair of percussion dueling pistols; French-style conversion to percussion system; browned octagon iron barrel with bladed front sight and forestock at muzzle; trumpet-head wooden ramrod; blued steel furniture with two ramrod pipes and pineapple trigger guard with engraved bird and floral design on bow; silver oval escutcheon plate with engraved foliate lettering; milled and other designs on lockplate border and barrel tang; brass oval with stamped inscription inlaid at center of lockplate, and two brass bands enclosing stamped brass octagon inlaid at breech end of barrel; checkered bag handle; rectangular, compartmented wooden case with green felt lining on interior, and hinged lid mounted at top center with circular brass plate with engraved foliate lettering enclosed by beaded border; box contains wooden ramrod with wooden ball at one end, one teardrop-shaped brass powder flask, one tapered, cylindrical brass powder flask, one small brass finial or screw, and a small iron key.
Gift of the Naval History Society
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