With the Howdah Hunter, Pedersoli has reproduced the side-by-side Anglo-Saxon gun style used for the hunt in the second half of the 1800s in the far colonial territories and India. During the first period of the British colonial government in India, English officers preferred the Howdah pistols for their power and reliability in the far away outposts of the wide empire, but the main use was at close range to stop dangerous wild animals such as the tiger which were known to leap upon the Howdah atop the elephant’s back. (The Howdah is the palanquin mounted on the elephant.)
The locks are embellished with engraving featuring wild animals in the their natural habitat, plus a case-hardened color finish. The walnut pistol grip stock has two checkered sections to grant a firm, comfortable and stable grip, thanks to the counterweight butt plate. Similar with cased guns of the English tradition, the gun is also offered in a mahogany with accessories.
|20 GA.||1||17.75″||11.25″||4.4 lbs.|
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