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    Elgin cutlass pistol - video

    The Elgin cutlass pistol is single shot percussion pistol with a Bowie knife blade attached to the bottom of the barrel. The pistols varied in caliber, barrel type, and blade length. The larger U.S. Navy cutlass pistols were .54-caliber, with 5" smoothbore octagonal barrels, and 11" blades.


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    I like that it was Mass produced.
    At first : WHY? but with one shot it would be better than fumbling for a separate cutlass when approached by an enemy. With that pointy bit it may have been a challenge reloading without self harm.

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