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Queen Elizabeth’s Pocket Pistol

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At Dover there is a culverine, presented to Queen Elizabeth, by the States General of Holland, and called Queen Elizabeth’s Pocket-pistol. It is 24 feet long, diameter of bore 4 1⁄2 inches, weight of shot 12lbs.; it was manufactured in 1544, and is mounted on an ornamented iron carriage made in 1827, at the Royal Carriage Department, Woolwich Arsenal.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Class Book for The School of Musketry Hythe, by E. C. Wilford Published 1861