Civil War Era Boot Pistol Dug Relic - Remnant Of Belgian Boxlock .44
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Civil War Era Boot Pistol Dug Relic - Remnant Of Belgian Boxlock .44:
Offered here isan excavated remnant of aCivil Warera boot pistol.It is the frame of a Belgian made .44 caliber (.424) boxlock percussion single-shot muzzleloader. Pistols of this typewere privately purchasedby many Civil War soldiers to be used primarily asback-up weapons. It has a 4" octagon barrel, which bears a clear Belgian "E L G (star)" Liege proof stamp and another small stamp beside it that appears to be the number 9 or a lower case letter g. That Liege proof mark was usedstarting in 1811. The piece is heavily pitted, but is very stable. The heavy rust was removed by someone long ago and onlyspots of very light surface rust remains. A very nice displaying piece.
Please note that this pistol has not been coated. The shine you see in the photos is caused by reflected light.
To : This item isa piece of a century and a half old pistol that cannot fire or be made to fire. It is in all ways inert.
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Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. You can return the item for any reason or no reason if you are not satisfied. Please look carefully at the description and photos before offerding. Most importantly,use your resources and referencesto make informed judgments. Please ask if you need anything clarified.On Mar-17-13 at 15:32:52 PDT, seller added the following information:
In answer to aquestion, I do not know where this piece was dug. Althoughit was among a small Civil War collection, the previous collector possessed it for many years and unfortunatelyhad not pursued its provenance.