Early Percussion Pistol ~ Mid 1800's

 

The percussion system, developed in 1807, used a small copper cap filled with charge. The cap was inserted into a “nipple” at the rear of the gun barrel and, when the trigger was pulled, a hammer struck the cap, igniting a spark in the cap and then the gun powder. 

Early Percussion Pistol ~ Mid 1800's

SKU: Mid 1880's Percussion Pistol
$550.00Price
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