Rich Hollis London Side Hammer Folding Trigger Percussion Pistol

Rich Hollis London Side Hammer Folding Trigger Percussion Pistol

Rich Hollis London Side Hammer Folding Trigger Percussion Pistol

Side hammer percussion pocket pistol with folding trigger in British style.  Measures 7” overall with 3” octagon barrel measuring approximately 41 caliber. The grip is nicely checkered and has a cap box in the butt. The barrel is engraved Rich Hollis London. They were very small, referred to as “pocket pistols: which suggests use by civilians for self defense.

Many pistols of this type were imported to the United States during the Civil War.
Quite a unique piece to add to the collection of any Civil War enthusiast, sure to be an interesting conversation starter.

London, England, 1830 - 1840 c.Reference number: G-I-266