.38 caliber, 9" octagonal hooked breech barrel, no S/N. Blued and color case hardened finish, carved hardwood stock. Very high grade single-shot percussion pistol with gold bands at the breech, marked on the top flat in gold J.L. DOTTER IN WURZBURG. Breech, lock and hammer engraved in tight banknote-style foliate scrolls with the triggerguard engraved en suite. Adjustable trigger, fixed rear sight and driftable dovetailed front sight. Figured stock with fluted grip and deeply carved forend tip with foliate sprays. Wrist escutcheon numbered "2" indicating that this was part of a pair. Dotter worked in Wurzburg (Bavaria) ca 1840s (Stockel).
Fine. Barrel retains most of the blue with some thinning, fading and loss. Gold gilt remains bright. Crisp markings and engraving, mechanically functional, fine bore with crisp rifling and scattered oxidation. Stock with light handling marks.