Object Title

Percussion combination sword and pistol - By Johnston

Percussion combination sword and pistol - By Johnston



Object Number



Purchased at auction, Christies, 16th May 1973, Lot 202 (repr. in cat. - photocopy on inv. file)

Physical Description

Sword officers pattern 1822 with gilt brass gothic hilt and pipe back blade. Through the guard on the right side of the blade protrudes the turn-off barrel of a percussion box-lock pistol with a folding trigger, the right of the breech engraved with a trophy of arms and JONHSTON, NEWCASTLE STREET. Grip with shagreen covering


BladeLength32.06 inches
BladeLength813 mm
OverallLength38 inches
OverallLength965 mm
OverallWeight0.992 kg


Serial Number None visible

Inscriptions and Marks

Birmingham commercial proof marks


Bibliographic References

See notes


This or a similar example is published in C. Blair, 'Pistols of the World', London, 1968, No. 732; it is given as J.F.R. Winsbury Collection, sale cat cited above should be checked to see if provenance is given