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This one belonged to a great uncle that I never met. He was my grandad's brother that died when he was six years old. He was born in 1891 and this was his Christmas present one year. His name was Robert Goodwin, but dying at that age he was always referred to as "Little Bobby".

The .22 cartridge is only shown for size comparison.

 

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What type of caps did that pistol take? Were they paper caps, or maybe percussion caps?
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I don't know if the caps were similar to the roll caps we use to use, but the area under the hammer is flat. They may have been in a sheet rather than a roll.

On the first muzzle loading rifle I owned I had some black powder, but had no percussion caps. I would form a cap pistol cap over the nipple, and it there wasn't a breeze blowing the caps worked great.
 
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