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Object Name Pistol
Catalog Number 0985.10.00002
Date ca. 1830
Description Staudenmayer Double Barrel Over-Under Single Shot Pistol. Caliber 0.75. This pistol was designed to attach to a shoulder stock. "Staudenmayer" is etched on the lockplate and on both hammer plates.
Dimensions H-6 W-2 L-13.5 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis; Wade Hampton
Made Staudenmayer of London, England
Event Mexican War / Mexican-American War
Provenance Jefferson Davis used this pistol during the Mexican War in service with the volunteers as Colonel of the "Mississippi Rifles". Davis gave the weapon to Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton during the Civil War.
People Davis, Jefferson
Hampton, Wade
Search Terms Mexican War (Mexican-American War)
Subjects Firearms