Pistol

Object Number: 
1950.51
Date: 
ca. late 1860's
Medium: 
Iron, wood
Dimensions: 
barrel length: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm ) Overall: 5 3/8 in. ( 13.7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: barrel: "CONTINENTAL ARMS CO. NORWICH CT PATENTED AUG. 28, 1866"
Description: 
Iron and wood pistol; iron frame; stamped mark on barrel.
Gallery Label: 
This pistol was used by the donor's grandfather, Captain Benjamin Edwards (1821-1895).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. A.F. Stoll
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group