1-13/16" OAL This is a faitful miniature of the underhammer bootpistols, manufactured circa 1830 to 1860. The pointed, oblique grips are typical of those made in the New England area by makers such as Hale, Jenison, Ruggles, and others.
For the most part the
underhammer pistols were single shot percussion pistols. My
verson has been modified to fire a 2mm pinfire cartridge. In the
parts photo shown below, you can see the bottom of the barrel
with it's slot for the cartridge pin. When the cartridge is
inserted, and the barrel screwed on to the frame, the pin points
Above: shown with
rosewood grips, hammer in the cocked position.