• Pedersoli Howdah Hunter Pistol Combo Percussion.

Pedersoli Howdah Hunter Pistol Combo Percussion.

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About Product

Model: Howdah Hunter Pistol Combo Percussion model
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Subgroup: pistol
Manufacturer: Davide Pedersoli
Item #: S.359
Action: Percussion
Made in: Italy
MSRP: $ 944
   
Caliber: 50
Barrel length: 11 1/4"
Barrel finish: Blued
Barrel type: Round
Grooves: 12
Rate of twist: 1 in 18"
Stock/Frame material: Walnut
Stock/Frame finish: Oil Finish
Overall length: 18 1/2"
   
Grip: Walnut
Weight: 81.13 oz.
Overall length: 18 1/2"
   
   
Features Show features

This is combination pistol with one smoothbore barrel in 20 gauge and other, rifled barrel in 50 cal. Classic large caliber double barrel pistol in the English gunsmith school style, used at close range to stop tigers which commonly leaped upon elephants carrying hunters in a Howdah in the far away colonial territories. During the first British colony government period in India, starting from 1840, the Howdah pistols were preferred by the army officers detached in the widest territories of the Empire. Blued barrels. Engraved locks featuring wide animals in their natural habitat, case hardened colour finish. The walnut pistol grip stock is checkered and finished with a steel butt cap.