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Lancaster .455 inch four-barrelled breechloading pistol, 1890 (c).

Charles William Lancaster and Co., of New Bond Street, London, manufactured this four barrel howdah pistol. A howdah pistol was a large-calibre handgun, often with two or four barrels, used by British officers in India in the 19th century when out hunting or exploring. The gun could stop dangerous animals like tigers and buffalo at close range.

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NAM. 2001-07-176-1


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