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"Queen Anne" screw barrel pistol

1710-1730
Origin: England, Bristol
15 3/4" overall; 8 7/8" barrel
Iron, steel, brass & walnut
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2004-134
Label:This unusual breech-loading pistol was made by a British provincial gunmaker known to have emigrated to the colonies before the mid-18th century. The Annely family was working in and around NYC between 1748 and 1800, and produced muskets and other firearms for the rebellious colonies during the Revolutionary War.