Iron pistol

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Iron pistol

This iron pistol was made by Hector McNeil of Mull in 1733.

The pistol is inlaid with silver. It has a scroll butt and is inscribed with the date, 20 April 1733. It has a Doune lock mechanism which uses a flint to spark the gunpowder.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-818-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.LH 392
Date: 1733
20 April 1733
Material: Iron, silver inlay
Dimensions: 350 mm L x 115 mm
What: Pistol
Subject: Firearms (NMAS Classification)
Who: Hector McNeil, Mull (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Argyll, Mull
Description: Scroll butt pistol of iron inlaid with silver, by Hector McNeil, Mull, dated 20 April 1733
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