.60 caliber, 8" barrel, no S/N. Although Halbach is most famous for his eagle-butt Kentucky-style secondary martial pistols, this pistol is heavily constructed in the classic English manner. Round brass barrel of heavy constructions with two turnings at breech. Sparsely engraved barrel tang with a lock of convex form showing light engraving. Frizzen distinctly engraved "Holbach & Sons," with hammer engraved en suite. Sophisticated raised pan cover with frizzen relieved accordingly. Brass mounts sparely engraved, triggerguard with acorn finial. Sideplates sparely engraved with "skullcrusher" type pommel and engraved grip cap. Molded maple full stock with horn finial and shell carving behind triggerguard and breech tang of typical, slightly awkward, American form.
Barrel appears untouched and bright with lock being crisp and with good markings. Excellent action. Brass mounts are polished but crisp. Retains horn-tipped ramrod. Stock rates excellent with what appears to be considerable original finish and only minor marks. A good American holster pistol from a justly-famed Baltimore, Maryland maker.