horse pistol


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horse pistol

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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a large holstered pistol formerly carried by horsemen
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Noun1.horse pistol - a large pistol (usually in a holster) formerly carried by horsemenhorse pistol - a large pistol (usually in a holster) formerly carried by horsemen
handgun, pistol, shooting iron, side arm - a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
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Tenders are invited for Cartridge 7,65X17 mm caliber bullet used for horse pistol.
While it would make a fine primary carry pistol for some, I think it shines as a back-up to a full-sized horse pistol.
One was opened (with much press attention) in 1927 and found to contain little more than an old lottery ticket and a horse pistol.
Posey had a pistol, make and model unknown, and Aldridge had a long-barreled pistol similar to the type referred to as 'Old Horse Pistol.
She was also a crack shot and (as the photograph also shows) naked without an immense horse pistol strapped to her waist.