Nicholson Over and Under Pistol
Date: about 1770
Catalog #: 66614M Accession #: 229200
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History
The Nicholson family were noted London armourers for several generations.
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 4.5" H x 7.5" W x 1.75" D
British Nicholson barrel box lock, over and under pistol, .44 caliber.
This pistol was donated by Blanche Rotchford who stated it was My Revolutionary flint lock pistol with which my ancestors fought for freedom from England.
The over and under barrel box lock allows this pistol to be fired twice before reloading. A lever positions the barrel box to open and fire the top barrel and can be repositioned to open and fire the lower barrel.
Country: United States
Era: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)