Octagonal barrel single shot, smoothbore pistol with a lanyard ring on the but and captive ramrod. A sling swivel bar and ring is mounted on the offside. The lock plate bears a crown over VR aft of the hammer and ENFIELD / 1858 forward. Inspections and view marks at barrel breech on left. Brass mounts including a flat brass nose cap. Wood shows decent tones, deep brown and some black. Metal is a uniform light steel grey. Used by British mounted forces fighting in Queen Victoria’s “Little Wars.” Some having come south through the blockade.
Inventory Number: HAN 149