horse pistol


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horse pistol

n
(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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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. Unlikely to save the world, then.
Size and weight were reduced for improved handling, but the Dragoon was still very much a true "horse pistol" that was eventually replaced by the immensely successful, and lighter, Model 1860 Army.
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.' This weapon had a ring in the butt and the barrel is either hexagon or octagon shaped giving it an appearance similar to the old army-type weapon.
She was also a crack shot and (as the photograph also shows) naked without an immense horse pistol strapped to her waist.
He was the guy who was always falling asleep, with the Teddy Roosevelt horse pistol that was always falling apart.
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