A Perfect Pair

Thanks to the generosity of a member of the public the Royal Armouries has recently¬†able to reunite this pair of big double-barrelled Victorian pistols.¬†Custom-ordered from Adams of London (more famous for their revolvers) in around 1880, they had been split up around 60 years ago. 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 asRead more