American Holster Pistols

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This is an American pistol in a style common from about 1780 to 1800. It is stocked in figured maple and has brass hardware. The handmade barrel is 9" long and is .56 caliber. The lock is a reworked small Siler. The rest is all handmade.

This is a pistol I made as a summer interpreter in the gunshop at Colonial Williamsburg in 1988. The barrel was made by Jon Laubach when he was a journeyman in the shop.



This one has a 9" barrel in .45 caliber with an L&R 'Bailes' lock.




This one has a really nice piece of curly maple wood. The barrel is 10"

octagon to round in .50 caliber. The lock is an L&R 'Bailes' lock.





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