Victorian ‘Howdah’ hunting pistols

Custom-ordered from Adams of London (more famous for their revolvers) in around 1880, this pair of┬ábig double-barrelled Victorian pistols were split up around 60 years ago. Thanks to the generosity of a member of the public, the Royal Armouries was able to reunite them. The owner’s initials are engraved on both pistols. Although we may never know who ‘H.C.’ was, we can assume that he was a big-game hunter in India or Africa. Weapons like these are known as ‘Howdah’Read more