Pistol, Single Barrel

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A single barrel muzzle loading .65 calibre flintlock pistol with a captive ramrod and horn escutcheon. It is marked " Cheltenham " on the barrel and " Hollis " on the block. It has Birmingham proof marks and a safety catch on the hammer.
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This kind of pistol, which is a pair with A76.967, is generically known as a duelling pistol. It is likely that this pair of pistols would have been brought over to New Zealand by someone who was wealthy as they were quite expensive weapons.
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