Pistol, Single Shot

A single shot muzzle loading percussion pistol with a side action lock. Approx .65 calibre. It has been converted from a flintlock weapon.
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This pistol was part of a collection of assorted militaria collected by Edward Frederick Hemingway during his service with the British Army. Hemingway served in various theatres of war including the Crimea and New Zealand. For more information see Scavenging and Skulduggery: The Hemingway Collection in Moffat, A. Flashback: Tales and Treasures of Taranaki. Wellington, Huia, 2012, pp.27-32. http://www.pukeariki.com/Heritage/Flashback.aspx 
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