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Percussion Pocket Pistol, Possible C.S. Use
Octagonal three inch long .45 cal. barrel with front bead sight, stamped "RADCLIFFE & GUIGNARD COLUMBIA S.C.". The firm of Radcliffe & Guignard were importers of firearms and military equipment from Europe before the Civil War. This marking is old, but suspect. Nickel plated lock with floral acanthus engraving and Belgian proofs. Notch rear sight. Serial number "27" and initials "TF" stamped on bottom of frame. Steel hammer, trigger, and trigger guard with rust marking and moderate pitting. One piece checkered walnut grips with vacant silver shield-shaped escutcheon. Old attached paper tag from Jacksonville Museum, inventory #8732, with hand-written notation, "Donated to Museum by Mrs F B Kaerber in 1910 after the death of Col F B Kaerber". Overall length 8".
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