Tinder-pistol (length 7 ins) of iron, with wooden

Tinder-pistol (length 7 ins) of iron, with wooden butt; candle-socket on side; receptacle for tinder and sulphur-matches in a cavity in front, closed at end by a sliding lid; military trophies engraved on sides of body; 18th century. France. [Nos 1078-1097 have the pistol-action mechanism enclosed in the body of the pistol].

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/1094
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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