Austrian Military Percussion Holster Pistol (AH6488)
This unmarked circa 1840 Austrian percussion military pistol is similar to the Model 1844 cavalry pistol. The major difference is that the Model 1844 has a rounded lock at the rear while this pistol's lock terminates in a point. The overall length is approx. 15.5". The 8.75" round 70 caliber barrel has a very good smooth bore. All the metal has a smooth even brown patina. The stock is very good with no cracks or chips, 527 (the 7 is marred) on the left flat, and light issue wear. The trigger guard may be a replacement as it is not well fitted. The action functions correctly. This is a neat looking Austrian military percussion pistol.