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Last of the .57 Navy types (eared butt cap). Not uncommon just a nice example.

vincent998
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Joined: June 8th, 2007, 4:21 pm

July 12th, 2018, 5:52 pm #1

I have other examples but this one was too nice to pass up as there was little interest





J. Duffield over Tipping and Lawden















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CQMS
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Joined: September 9th, 2017, 8:49 pm

July 12th, 2018, 8:45 pm #2

Lovely little piece. Congratulations.

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Brainflood
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July 13th, 2018, 5:50 pm #3

Still a favourite pistol type of mine!  Here's my Tipping & Lawden.  Mine came from a gunsmith who worked at the Birmingham Proof House I believe. It bears witness to being scrubbed, but still in resonable shape. IMG_2797.jpg IMG_0010.JPG
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jrmc75
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July 14th, 2018, 3:58 am #4

Very nice Vincent! My lone example is a little earlier with the lone ear in back. Marked Duffield over Bond. I wouldn't mind finding another...they are very tidy little pistols.
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Adrian
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July 15th, 2018, 8:14 am #5

Nice pistols. May I ask for a history lesson on the two eared version versus the single tang model please?
Also, as belt hooks appear on both types, would one expect to see twin ear & no belt hook?
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vincent998
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July 15th, 2018, 9:49 am #6

I think there is just about every combination of with and without belt hooks. My reference viewtopic.php?f=40&t=19400&p=163721&hil ... rd#p163721
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Brainflood
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July 15th, 2018, 12:50 pm #7

Adrian wrote: Nice pistols. May I ask for a history lesson on the two eared version versus the single tang model please?
Also, as belt hooks appear on both types, would one expect to see twin ear & no belt hook?
My guess is that to two-spur butt plate was considered a design improvement over the earlier single (rear spur) variety. It appears to be commonly seen with 1855-dated lockplate models. Prior to that, certainly on the 1849 lockplate model, it seems a single spur screwed at the rear of the plate and a large screw through the base plate was the norm. As I understand it, Naval (Sea Service) models of this pistol came with belt hooks, but I cannot comment as I not seen enough examples to know whether Coast Guard-designated models always came without a belt hook. As Vincent states, there are a wide variety of types out there.
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