Steel, gutta percha, brass, silver
Overall: 5 in. ( 12.7 cm )
Part (barrel): 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
stamped: buttstrap: "51566"
stamped: left frame: "C. SHARPS/PATENT 1859"; and on right frame: "C. SHARPS & CO./PHILADA./PA"
Steel, gutta percha, brass, and silver pistol; silver-plated brass frame; scroll-decorated gutta percha grips; stamped marks on frame and buttstrap.
Gift of Ms. Bess Haring, through the Montclair Art Museum
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