Origin Mystery of Palmetto Pistol

On this edition of Curator's Corner, John Popp talks with NRA National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Phil Schreier about an 1853 Palmetto Armory Dragoon Pistol. The gun features a unique ramrod retention system to aid as its use as a horse pistol. The markings on the gun are those of the Palmetto Armory, however Schreier tells a story of the gun's manufacturer buying parts from other factories in the North and presenting them as created in South Carolina. Originally aired 11/17/2011.

Season 11