Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action military pistol - Berdan Patent

Centrefire bolt-action military pistol - Berdan Patent

Date

1872

Object Number

XII.4051

Provenance

Old Tower collection

Physical Description

The bore has six groove Henry type rifling

Dimensions

OverallLength15.65in
BarrelLength8.15in

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.42 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Possible Birmingham proof mark on bolt handle

Associations

Places Russia

Notes

The breech system was patented by G.H. Berdan in 1870