PEDERSOLI "HOWDAH HUNTER" PISTOL

PEDERSOLI

FOLLOWING TEXT FROM: PEDERSOLI OFFICIAL WEBSITE Classic pistol with side by side barrels reproducing the Anglo-Saxon guns’ style used for the hunt in the second half of the Eighteen hundreds in the far colonial territories and India. During the first period of the British colonial government in India, the Howdah pistols for their power and reliability were preferred by the officers of the English army in the far away outposts of the wide empire, but the main use was at close range to stop dangerous wild animals such as the tiger which were known to leap upon the Howdah atop the elephants back. The Howdah name is the palanquin mounted on the elephant. The locks are embellished with engraving featuring wild animals in the their natural habitat, case hardened colour finish. The walnut pistol grip stock has two checkered sections to grant a firm, comfortable and stable grip, thanks to the counterweight butt plate. Similar with cased guns of the English tradition, the gun is also offered in a mahogany with accessories. ---TECHNICAL SPECS--- --S.358 "Howdah Hunter"-- CALIBER: .50, .58, 20-gauge CAPACITY: Double shot (one per barrel) OPERATION: Percussion BARREL GROOVES: 12 grooves (.50), 7 grooves (.58), smoothbore (20-gauge) TWIST: 450 mm (1:18 inches) for .50; 600 mm (1:24 inches) for .58 BARREL LENGHT: 285 millimetres (11.1/4 inches) OVERALL LENGHT: 450 millimetres (17.11/16 inches) WEIGHT: 2,3 Kilograms (5.07 lbs) for .50; 2,09 Kilograms (4.61 lbs) for .58; 2 kilograms (4.41 lbs) for 20-gauge --S.359 "Howdah Hunter Combo"-- CALIBER: 20-gauge/.50 CAPACITY: Double shot (left barrel 20-gauge; right barrel .50) OPERATION: Percussion BARREL GROOVES: 12 grooves (.50); smoothbore (20-gauge) TWIST: 450 mm (1:18 inches) BARREL LENGHT: 285 millimetres (11.1/4 inches) OVERALL LENGHT: 450 millimetres (17.11/16 inches) WEIGHT: 2,09 Kilograms (4.61 lbs) ---MANUFACTURER CONTACT INFO--- Davide Pedersoli & C. - Muzzleloading and cartridge replica firearms Via Artigiani, 57 25063 Gardone Val Trompia (BS) - Italy Tel.: +39 030 8915000 Fax: +39 030 8911019 URL: http://www.davide-pedersoli.com OTHER PICTURES (hi-res): http://www.davide-pedersoli.com/img/Arms/S.358.jpg http://www.davide-pedersoli.com/img/Arms/S.359.jpg

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