A Scarce Brace of Rifled Pistols from the House of the Hanoverian Royal Family. Numbered ’45’ and ‘178’ with round eight groove rifled, sighted barrels, plain tang incorporating back sights, the butts pierced for shoulder stocks, plain stepped locks with sliding bolt safety catches, full-stocked in walnut with brass mounts.
Provenance: The Crown Prince’s Gunroom, Schloss Cumberland, Gmunden Schloss Marienburg. Made for the Royal Guard of Ernst August, King of Hanover.
Bore: .650 (Carbine)
Barrel Length: 11.5 Inches (29.21 cm)
Overall Length: 18 Inches (45.72 cm)