Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Toy pistol

Toy pistol

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1850-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood, pressed steel, steel wire

  • Credit Line:

    Given by A.E. Baynton

  • Museum number:

    MISC.94-1963

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

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)

Date

1850-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood, pressed steel, steel wire

Dimensions

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

Materials

Wood; Steel; Wire

Techniques

Carving; Pressing

Subjects depicted

Pistols

Categories

Arms & Armour; Play; Children & Childhood

Collection

Museum of Childhood

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.