Antique Double Barrel Howdah Percussion Pistol by Frederick Barnes, London
Mid-19th Century, Overall length: 11.25"; barrel length: 5", .65 Caliber Smoothbore SOLD


Antique Double Barrel Howdah Percussion Pistol by Frederick Barnes, London
Mid-19th Century, Overall length: 11.25''; barrel length: 5'', .65 Caliber Smoothbore, right facing

Carried and used by British officers in India during the mid-19th century when hunting or
exploring. The gun could stop dangerous animals like tigers and buffalo at close range.
This fine example made by Frederic Barnes features massive double Damascus twist
barrels and displays English proofs on underside of barrel; top of the solid concave
barrel rib is marked "F. BARNES LONDON". The lock plate, dolphin hammers, barrel
tang, trigger guard, buttcap and breech plug are floral engraved, inlayed gold band at
the rear of the rib between breech and tang. Each lock plate is marked "F BARNES".
Silver bead front sight, swivel ramrod with button head, double triggers; full one-piece
walnut stock with finely checkered grip, engraved buttcap with hinged trap lid and a
vacant silver thumbpiece of rectangular form having canted corners. The condition is
very good with strong Damascus pattern visible. Metal parts are a smooth smokey gray
with some brown; hammers retain 85% bright blue. The locks operate properly…tight
and smooth. Walnut stock is very good, checkering is sharp, small and tight shrinkage
crack above silver wedge on right side. As expected, scattered extremely minor dings
commensurate with age and use. A very attractive example that presents wonderfully


Antique Double Barrel Howdah Percussion Pistol by Frederick Barnes, London
Mid-19th Century, Overall length: 11.25''; barrel length: 5'', .65 Caliber Smoothbore, left facing

Antique Double Barrel Howdah Percussion Pistol by Frederick Barnes, London
Mid-19th Century, Overall length: 11.25''; barrel length: 5'', .65 Caliber Smoothbore, lock plate

Antique Double Barrel Howdah Percussion Pistol by Frederick Barnes, London
Mid-19th Century, Overall length: 11.25''; barrel length: 5'', .65 Caliber Smoothbore, trigger guard

Antique Double Barrel Howdah Percussion Pistol by Frederick Barnes, London
Mid-19th Century, Overall length: 11.25''; barrel length: 5'', .65 Caliber Smoothbore, tang

Antique Double Barrel Howdah Percussion Pistol by Frederick Barnes, London
Mid-19th Century, Overall length: 11.25''; barrel length: 5'', .65 Caliber Smoothbore, ram-rod

Antique Double Barrel Howdah Percussion Pistol by Frederick Barnes, London
Mid-19th Century, Overall length: 11.25''; barrel length: 5'', .65 Caliber Smoothbore, muzzle

Antique Double Barrel Howdah Percussion Pistol by Frederick Barnes, London
Mid-19th Century, Overall length: 11.25''; barrel length: 5'', .65 Caliber Smoothbore, barrel

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