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Pistol


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Nom de l'objet : Pistol
Catégorie de l'objet : Tools &Equipment for Science & Technology
Sous-catégorie de l'objet : Armament- Firearm
Matériaux : Metal, Steel
Wood
Numéro de catalogue : HF.77.71.3
Numéro d'accession : HF.77.71.3
Date de début de production : c.1860
Description : Percussion cap, muzzle loading cavalry pistol. Open topped wooden casing hold steel barrel, and curves down to butt end to form handle; brass cap at end of handle extends to form cartouche along lower spine of handle; ramrod is housed in the underside of the barrel fitting through a hinged keeper so that it may not be detached from the pistol.
Commentaires : This is an 1842 cavalry, or lancer, pistol that was used by the Prince Edward Island 1st Mounted Rifles, a volunteer militia company, during the 1860's. In 1780 the Island's first Militia act was passed by the general assembly of the Island of St. Jean. It stipulated that they Island's inhabitants should be well armed and properly trained to defend themselves. A Militia is an army composed of citizens, rather than professional soldiers. It is designed to be called out only in times of emergency. All Militiamen had to provide their own uniform of accepted local pattern, but were armed at Government cost. They trained once a year, and by 1829 there were 5,400 men, forming many localized units spread out over a number of Island communities. Shortly after Prince Edward Island joined Confederation in 1873, The Canada Militia Act of 1875 reorganized all Militia units.
Longueur : 37
Unité de mesure linéaire : Centimetre
Translittération de l'inscription : The lock plate is marked "VR" (surmounted by a crown) (space) 1855/TOWER"; engraved on cartouche is "V P.E.I. 54"; stamped on upper right of handle "(crown)/ E5"; on opposite side stamped "WB"; stamped on upper left hand side of barrel is a series of maker's marks
Établissement : Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation
Ville de l'établissement : Charlottetown
Province de l'établissement : Prince Edward Island
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