19th Century Flobert style gun

Photo: Kent County Council CC By 2.0
Object type: Firearm
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Iron
Date found: 09/11/2021
Location: Burham, Kent


A single shot pistol of 19th Century using a .22 calibre cartridge, using the percussion cap as propellent. This type of percussion cap and firearms were developed by French gunsmith Louis-Nicolas Flobert c.1845. Such pistols were popular up until the early 20th century for recreational target shooting in gallerys/gun ranges.