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Flintlock cannon turn-off barrelled pocket pistol. It was made in England by John Waters in 1776. The wooden handle is inlaid with swirling motifs in metal, and on the rounded end is a metal carving of a scowling man's face. The marker's name is engraved on one side of the pistol, and underneath the barrel is a hallmark.

Attached to the object is a green rectangular label, which says: 'English 18th century. Flintlock cannon turn-off barrelled pocket pistol, maker Waters. Silver H. M. for 1776. Good order £28. (Damaged £18.)'



Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  pistol
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  pistol

Additional maker information
maker:  Waters, John
England, UK, British Isles, Western Europe, Europe
Additional place information
made or collected:  England 
Date made
Additional date information
date made:  1776 
date made:  18th century 

Materials & techniques
wood; iron; silver plating
overall: 197 mm x 98 mm x 29 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 197 mm x 98 mm x 29 mm

Related subjects
association: War- and Peace-making

Record created 2001-03-13 by EDIT_JB
Record last updated 2017-05-12 by XGVIEWS

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