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Hopkins Belt Pistol .48 Cal. NVSN

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:350.00 USD Estimated At:700.00 - 1,100.00 USD
Hopkins Belt Pistol .48 Cal. NVSN
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English Antique belt pistol by Hopkins, a Birmingham gun maker in the 1850's. This pistol has his characteristic back action percussion lock marked "Hopkins" features a 4 3/4" octagon barrel, approx .48 cal. Top flat of barrel marked "London". Hinged cover over recessed area in the butt, for caps/nipples. Cover, hammer, lock plate, tang, and triggerguard are engraved. two cock action works well. Disc is inletted in stock behind tang, appears to be silver. Has horn tipped ramrod/worm combination. Checkered bag grip stock is sound with a couple of small cracks on the left side. Bore is dark/rusty. Metal has turned a dark gray/brown patina with scattered pin-prick pitting, and spots of rust. NRA Condition-Very Good as Antique firearm.