An Uncommon Magazine In Butt Percussion Travelling Pistol by W & J Rigby.
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8 ½” overall, 3 ½” 28 bore round barrel with U shaped sighting groove engraved ‘Dublin '.Two platinum lines at engraved breech. Flat engraved lockplate signed ‘W & J Rigby’, flat curved dolphin headed hammer. Walnut full stock with chequered butt, steel butt cap, magazine lid lifting to reveal holes for three bullets, engraved trigger guard with pineapple finial and swivel ramrod.
Pistol in good condition.
W. & J. Rigby, 24 Suffolk Street, Dublin, 1831-1897.
Literature: D.H.L. Back, Great Irish Gunmaker's, Messrs Rigby 1760-1869, 1992, plates 26,27 for similar.