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Tower Percussion Pistol
Tower Percussion Pistol
Country of origin

Great Britain

Manufacturer(s)

Tower Guns

Year(s) designed

1840

Production began

1840

Production ended

1851

Weapon type

Pistol

Action

Percussion

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

1 round

Used by

Royal Navy

The Tower Percussion Pistol was a percussion weapon designed and produced by Tower Guns.

OverviewEdit

The Tower Percussion Pistol dates back to the 1840s. Many were used by coastguards and Royal Navy personnel. It saw service in the Crimean War and later conflicts, such as the American Civil War. The advent of the revolver made pistols such as this somewhat redundant, and by the late 1850s it started to fall out of favour due to the increasing popularity of percussion revolvers.

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