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  • Muzzleloader pistol with piston

    Inventory number: 16489
    Date: 1780
    Geographical location: Catalonia
    Dimensions: 9 x 3.5 x 17 cm. Maximum diameter: 1.8 cm. 
    Weight: 0.3 kg

    Catalan Miquelet pistol transformed into a percussion pistol in the 19th century. Octogonal cannon in the first part of the 17 (18 mm) calibre. The decorations are engraved in tin are tin, as is the grip, the ramrod holder and counterplate. The walnut pistol grip incorporates decoration on the main part of the body and a silver shield on the back. The knob butt is also engraved silver.

    Trading weapons of these measurements was strictly forbidden as their small size meant that they could be easily concealed. There was always a black market for this type of weapon.