Harrington Single Shot Pistol

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Harrington Single Shot Pistol

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Title:  

Harrington Single Shot Pistol
Date:
circa 1830s
Creator:
Henry Harrington, Southbridge, Massachusetts

Content Description: 

Percussion lock with a frame and hammer very reminiscent of the multiple shot guns made by Harrington; same style and workmanship Percussion lock with a frame and hammer very reminiscent of the multiple shot guns made by Harrington; same style and workmanship throughout. Stocked in birdseye maple with an angular grip of bag shape. False barrel shows definite marks of turning lathe; workmanship throughout gun shows good surface finish but crude work inside. Purpose of gun, with its long false barrel, is not at all evident. May have been intended as a shot gun.

Physical Description: 

Iron, steel, bird's eye maple. Length - 20 1/2".

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.1.129
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village

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