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Login Name Post: One more Howdah pistol        (Topic#306197)
Mika Gustafsson 
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Mika Gustafsson
01-09-18 12:37 PM - Post#1662294    


2018-01-09_07-35-32 by Mika Gustafsson, on Flickr



 
Mika Gustafsson 
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Mika Gustafsson
01-09-18 12:54 PM - Post#1662300    

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2018-01-09_07-52-16 by Mika Gustafsson, on Flickr

 
Mika Gustafsson 
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Mika Gustafsson
01-09-18 05:24 PM - Post#1662365    

    In response to Mika Gustafsson

It is a Beretta

 
Mika Gustafsson 
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Mika Gustafsson
01-12-18 11:33 AM - Post#1662999    

    In response to Mika Gustafsson

Has new information, it is not a Howdah gun. it is a
over / under gun. but still made by Beretta 1840.

Edited by Mika Gustafsson on 01-12-18 11:41 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
52Bore 
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01-12-18 05:29 PM - Post#1663042    

    In response to Mika Gustafsson

What defines one as a Howdah?



 
Mika Gustafsson 
32 Cal.
Posts: 47
Mika Gustafsson
01-13-18 03:27 AM - Post#1663086    

    In response to 52Bore

I do not know. found out that this is an over / under gun when I spoke to Beretta's fellow people.

 
Mika Gustafsson 
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Posts: 47
Mika Gustafsson
01-14-18 01:16 PM - Post#1663325    

    In response to 52Bore

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howdah_pistol

 
52Bore 
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01-14-18 03:23 PM - Post#1663352    

    In response to Mika Gustafsson

I'm familiar with what a Howdah is, how it was used, etc..
Just wondering why you discredit yours as one?
If you know the date of yours, that may or may not put it within the timeframe?
Interesting piece.



 
Mika Gustafsson 
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Mika Gustafsson
01-15-18 05:13 PM - Post#1663563    

    In response to 52Bore

Mine is from 1840

 
Grumpa 
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01-15-18 07:20 PM - Post#1663589    

    In response to Mika Gustafsson

What is the caliber?

Richard/Grumpa

 
Mika Gustafsson 
32 Cal.
Posts: 47
Mika Gustafsson
01-16-18 03:05 AM - Post#1663677    

    In response to Grumpa

.55

 
52Bore 
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01-16-18 06:28 PM - Post#1663869    

    In response to Mika Gustafsson

Quote regarding your pistol (Howdah) from a retired Westley Richards worker in England who I correspond with often.. I sent him a photo of your pistol.
"Whist it could have been used in a Howdah, I certainly wouldn't think that its original purpose was for such duty? Most of the ML pistol that were properly intended for howdah use were often larger in calibre, to maximise the close range impact potential. With an irate tiger hanging off your elephant's truck something with as much thump as possible was definitely a good idea!"

 
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