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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Weapons
Science and Technology
Weapons ➔ Pistol, Kentucky Pistol

Identifier:
36115
Description:
Smoothbore .50 caliber flintlock pistol converted to percussion cap.;Originally a Kentucky Flintlock, this pistol was converted to fire using percussion caps. The stamping "W JACOT" on the lockplate is the mark of William Jacot, a gunsmith living in Liverpool in 1847 C.;"LONDON" proofmark stamped on top angle of barrel. "WJACOT", stamped on right side of gun on;The Kentucky pistol, which was only produced in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, got it's name during the Battle of New Orleans. There two thousand rifleman from Kentucky armed with rifles and pistols helped win the battle, giving the name to their firearms.
Date:
circa 1830
Materials:
Wood, Iron
Dimensions:
4.5" h 1.5 | "" w 13 | "" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Museum Collection
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Jacot, W.

Robert Davis