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Toy pistol

Toy pistol

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1850-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood, pressed steel, steel wire

  • Credit Line:

    Given by A.E. Baynton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Toy pistol, styled to resemble a flintlock, made from wood and steel. The wooden stock has a large trough cut from its top side, into which the barrel has been slid. The barrel is open at the top for a third of its length at the end nearest the trigger. The barrel is bound to the stock using steel wire. The trigger and firing mechanism are a single piece of steel, which passes through a slot on the gun's underside. Originally, it would have operated using a piece of elastic to 'fire' projectiles down the barrel.

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)


1850-1900 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Carved wood, pressed steel, steel wire


Height: 10.1 cm, Width: 16.4 cm

Object history note

Given to the Museum in 1963 by A.E. Baynton [63/1974]

Descriptive line

Toy pistol, wood and metal, probably made in England, 1850-1900


Wood; Steel; Wire


Carving; Pressing

Subjects depicted



Arms & Armour; Play; Children & Childhood


Museum of Childhood

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