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Rare Kentucky side hammer mule-ear pistol by W Gilbert of Rochester, New York. Circa 1837. Ref 9575

  • Rare Kentucky side hammer mule-ear pistol by W Gilbert of Rochester, New York. Circa 1837. Ref 9575
  • Rare Kentucky side hammer mule-ear pistol by W Gilbert of Rochester, New York. Circa 1837. Ref 9575
  • Rare Kentucky side hammer mule-ear pistol by W Gilbert of Rochester, New York. Circa 1837. Ref 9575
  • Rare Kentucky side hammer mule-ear pistol by W Gilbert of Rochester, New York. Circa 1837. Ref 9575
  • Rare Kentucky side hammer mule-ear pistol by W Gilbert of Rochester, New York. Circa 1837. Ref 9575

Rare Kentucky side hammer mule-ear pistol by W Gilbert of Rochester, New York. Circa 1837. Ref 9575

£2,650.00
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A rare Kentucky style side hammer mule-ear pistol made by W Gilbert of Rochester, New York. Circa 1837. The 14 inch very heavy octagonal barrel fitted with a white metal fore-sight and engraved on top W. GILBERT ROCHESTER. N.Y. Walnut stock with iron butt-cap and a wide iron trigger guard. Wooden ramrod (probably a replacement). The main spring and percussion hammer are both mounted on the outside of the iron lock-plate. This type of pistol is often referred to as a side slapper or mule ear. This style of pistol began to appear around the 1820's. In reasonably good condition but with a crack through the grip. Approx .56 calibre. Action in working order. Overall length 19 inches.
A very rare type of typically American pistol. Ref 9575.

This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only.
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