Friday, December 7, 2018

A great .577 Howdah

The owner of this howdah sent me the following information:
Maker is: B. Woodward and Sons.
Caliber is: .577 Snider
Barrel length: 7”
Browned Damascus side lock double barrel, Jones under lever with extractors. Blue back action locks engraved and color case colored. Double triggers. Checkered forearm and grip. Case colored pistol grip cap.
Barrels with proof marks stamped under and the bore number 25 stamped there too.
A super clean pistol with beautiful work. Chambers and bore are in excellent condition.
B. Woodward and Sons marked atop rib and both locks.
Benjamin Woodward [1838-1842 and son 1842-1883] gun and pistol maker.
At 260 New Town Row 1838-1839 and 10 Whittall Street 1840-1883. Both locations are in the Birmingham Gun Quarter.

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