Original Civil War Period Cap And Ball .44 Caliber Hand Cannon Antique Pistol Certified. Civil War Period .44 caliber Cap And Ball Pistol. In Working condition Civil War period model pistol . There is no numbers so it is impossible to accurately date this one. It is a standard version with wood grips and scroll work on the frame. This gun’s spring is tight and it does work and does fire and cock. the grips are worn but nice. The gun is about .44 caliber. Slight chip in the hammer (see photos). The barrel has a maker mark “W. Hole Bristol”. It also has a barrel that unscrews for easy loading (see photos). The bottom of the barrel has a metal alignment piece that lines up with the proof mark (see photos). Many European (and in this case British) weapons were exported to the US for sale before and during the Civil War. A classic Civil War period pistol and A choice functioning display gun. A favorite of both Confederate and Union soldiers during the Civil War. Many Civil War soldiers carried private purchase “back up” weapons as illustrated in the photos. This gun is 100% guaranteed to be authentic, and unaltered. A fantastic functioning display piece. Complete museum documentation (COA) provided. This is a pre-1898 antique gun so no federal registration is required. Although this is a working gun we do not recommend firing antique guns. If you decide to shoot it, we will not be held liable for any results. You are responsible for knowing your local laws. No sales to New Jersey, New York City, D.C., or outside the United States. No Paypal payments on guns. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.