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Can anyone help with this pistol that came into the shop today? This is engraved Charles Lancaster and the calibre is 320/230 CF although it looks like a rim fire hammer. My question is, is this a cut down rook rifle or a bespoke pistol? I have seen similar Tranter saloon or single shot target pistols made as such but never a Charles Lancaster. Here are some images.
LancasterA.jpg LancasterC.jpg LancasterE.jpg LancasterD.jpg

There doesn't appear to be evidence of shortening at the crown of the muzzle and the grips are so good I would be surprised if anyone went to the trouble of making them for a damaged gun. Another option might be a hybrid where a C/F barrel has been attached to a RF action.
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Yes the grips are very high quality and it looks like the gun was made with them but I'm not sure, it's not easy if you've never seen something before and I have seen most things at one time or another. I was hoping that as this is a good maker someone would know something.
 

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Joel, thank you! You truly are a "fountain of knowledge" and to pull a photograph "out of the hat" of such an unusual item is amazing. Thanks again.
 
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