Reserved for gentlemen of means, a turn barrel pistol was a popular choice for self defense. The barrel on this .54cal pistol unscrews, exposing a powder chamber and countersunk area to place a slightly oversized bullet. The barrel is then threaded back on, creating an gas-tight seal between ball and bore, allowing for higher velocity from a small charge. This pistol, built from Rifle Shoppe castings, features a fancy walnut stock and a custom turned 6.5” long barrel to make a particularly long and slender pistol. Castings were cleaned, polished, cast engraving removed, and re-engraved following the original design by the English maker John Harman.