The Firearms Forum banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
With Independence Day on us, it seemed appropriate to post an image with a quintissentially American flavour. So here (if I have done it right) is a picture from a UK member of
a pair of holster pistols made in Germany in the 1770s. These were originally flintlock and converted to percussion probably around 1830 - 1850 (bit of a shame, but a part of their history).

So what is the connection between these pistols and the American Revolution?

Answer: they were made by Lindenschmitt who, in the latter half of the 18th Century worked for a period in partnership with Walster, the maker of the George Washington/Lafayette pair. The ones pictured here appear, bar a couple of details such as ivory fore ends in place of rosewood and of course the later percussion conversion, to be identical.

Craftsmanship throughout on these items is flawless.

Hope some of the black powder enthusiasts enjoyed these.

Happy Independence Day.
20200625_172233_compress70.jpg
 

·
TFF Chaplain
Joined
·
20,578 Posts
Very nice pistols.

Thanks for the pictures and the history.

And thanks for remembering Independence Day. As you say, most Brits prefer to forget it.
 

·
TFF Chaplain
Joined
·
20,578 Posts
  • Like
Reactions: Guts3d

·
TFF Chaplain
Joined
·
20,578 Posts
Would people actually be interested?
Oh yes. We love gun porn on this site. People show off their acquisitions all the time and it leads to interesting conversations.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Guts3d
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top