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X XXSOLD XX X A percussion travelling pistol by W Hawkes Hull. Circa 1830. Ref 3191

X XXSOLD XX X A percussion travelling pistol by W Hawkes Hull. Circa 1830. Ref 3191

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An English .50 calibre percussion travelling pistol by W. Hawkes Hull. Circa 1830. The 5 inch octagonal barrel engraved with the makers name W. Hawkes Hull. Williams Hawkes had a workshop in hull (1791-1835). British proof marks to the side of the barrel. Decorative scroll engraving to the side plate, trigger guard and  butt cap. Fine chequered grip with an oval escutcheon. Fitted with a captive swivel ramrod and belt hook to the side. Dolphin head hammer. Action in working order. Some minor signs of wear and use otherwise in good condition. Overall length 9 inches. Travelling pistols also known as overcoat pistols, were intended for use by travellers to protect themselves from highwaymen and footpads, and other perils of the world. Ref 3191.

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