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Lot 557: GIBBS, BRISTOL A 28-BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-BARRELLED BELT-PISTOL, no visible serial number,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
A 28-BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-BARRELLED BELT-PISTOL, no visible serial number,
circa 1850, with browned twist iron round 5in. barrel, the top signed ''GIBBS, BRISTOL'', engraved band at muzzle, engraved band at breech with further scroll engraved detail, bead fore-sight, standing notch rear-sight to front of top-tang, carved snail with screwed vent, border and scroll engraved squared boxlock action with radiused corners and side-hammer, finely chequered walnut butt (repaired at head), domed pommel-cap with central trap-door for caps, guarded trigger, spring steel belt-hook mounted to the left of action and captive under-barrel iron ramrod