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Prussian Model 1850 Naval Pistol by Suhl
Sold to the U.S. for the Civil War - SOLD

Prussian Model 1850 Naval Pistol by Suhl
Sold to the U.S. for the Civil War, right facing

A single shot .65 caliber percussion pistol, marked with a 2-headed eagle over "Suhl" over "GH" over anchor on the lock plate. It is also marked with a crown over R on the left rear barrel flat and an eagle over anchor on top barrel flat. A crown over B can also be found on most of the brass furniture. A crown over W is also found on the steel plate behind the side plate. The brass has coated with a varnish or shellac to protect it; 20% has fallen away. Excellent case colors remain on both lock and hammer. The blue 9.25-inch round barrel is faded to a blue/plum color. The gun itself measures 16-inches in overall length. The pistol retains its hinged rammer, and has no wood damage. The pistol was altered by Wurfflein of Philadelphia at one point in its life; the belt hook was removed.

308-136

SOLD


Prussian Model 1850 Naval Pistol by Suhl
Sold to the U.S. for the Civil War, left facing
Prussian Model 1850 Naval Pistol by Suhl
Sold to the U.S. for the Civil War, detail 1
Prussian Model 1850 Naval Pistol by Suhl
Sold to the U.S. for the Civil War, detail 2
Prussian Model 1850 Naval Pistol by Suhl
Sold to the U.S. for the Civil War, detail 3
Prussian Model 1850 Naval Pistol by Suhl
Sold to the U.S. for the Civil War, detail 4



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