Ladies Muff pistol

Ladies Muff pistol

From the 18th century small concealable pistols for self protection, were manufactured in Europe in large numbers. The picture shows a flintlock example manufactured in 1820 from Birmingham England.

Measuring just over 4 inches (11.8cm) these lightweight guns were intended mainly for women. As they could easily be concealed in a Ladies hand warmer, they gained the name of Muff pistols.

Like many of this type of weapon it is fitted with a sliding safety catch to prevent accidental discharge.

Seems it would be uncomfortable to carry it 'there' LOL !

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4 years 21 weeks ago, 5:37 PM

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Muff pistols.

Fitted with a safety catch???_________________better than blow'n Her guts out!!
Muff??? Hummmmmmm??? wouldn't a muff gun get rusty??? just, ask'n.
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