Horst Held†† =†† Antique Handguns

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541 Lynnie Pennie Lane††††††††††††††Midlothian, Texas 76065

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Philipp Hast, Colchester,
Ýckel: 1805 - 1848, Colchester, Essex, 118 High Street





maker of the breech loading gun












breech open for loading showing the conical end of the barrel







Hast Patent pistol. The frame looks like built for a revolver, where the cylinder has been replaced with a breech block for a single chamber percussion. No visible serial #, 6" octagonal barrel with fixed front sight and P. HAST COLCHESTER inscription on top, a wedge for holding the breech block, Birmingham proofed. The caliber is circa .45, the checkered grips are crisp, the frame with trigger guard and butt plate are nicely engraved, metal parts show minor pitting. For loading the block swivels to the right side. After loading the block is pushed on the conical end of the barrel and kept in "gas-sealed" position with the level.  The uncommon pistol comes in a green inlaid case, in the lid PHILIP HAST label. The case shows the expected wear of being circa 160 years around.    sold


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