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.... If sturdy locks were not quite enough for your adventures abroad, you might have been comforted knowing that this pair of pistols lay within your luggage. At only 8......¾ inches long, these weapons were made for travelling.  Sometimes referred to as “carriage” or “coach” pistols, this pair’s fitted case is the perfect size for packing inconspicuously among your belongings....... Click on the image on the right to learn more about our collection of travel items.  If you are interested in learning more about our pistols, which are not available on our website, please call us toll-free at (888) 814... Read More »

The History of the Duel and Duelling Pistols ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/23/2009
...The History of the Duel and Duelling Pistols ~ M.S. Rau Antiques A Matter of Honor...The History of the Duel A A A In 1804, when the Secretary of the Treasury, General Alexander Hamilton, referred to the Vice President as the "embryo Caesar of the United States," Aaron Burr took....... Indeed, for centuries, the duel was the preferred method for resolving conflict and breeches of honor and today few antiques evoke the same emotion as the duelling pistol....... The introduction of firearms in the 17th century further elevated the duel's popularity. Virtually any slight was cause for a challenge and the duelling pistol became a required part of any well-to-do gentleman's belongings... Read More »

The History of the Duel and Duelling Pistols ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/23/2009
...The History of the Duel and Duelling Pistols ~ M.S. Rau Antiques A Matter of Honor...The History of the Duel A A A In 1804, when the Secretary of the Treasury, General Alexander Hamilton, referred to the Vice President as the "embryo Caesar of the United States," Aaron Burr took....... Indeed, for centuries, the duel was the preferred method for resolving conflict and breeches of honor and today few antiques evoke the same emotion as the duelling pistol....... The introduction of firearms in the 17th century further elevated the duel's popularity. Virtually any slight was cause for a challenge and the duelling pistol became a required part of any well-to-do gentleman's belongings... Read More »

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...: Little Pistols, Big Bang June 18th, 2010 As a former US Marine, I’m always excited when we get in antique weaponry at the gallery......” could be resolved in those days. My how I yearn for those days! This striking set of Pocket Percussion Pistols... Read More »