~ 19th Century British Powder Tester ~
The powder tester is used to gauge the potency of a particular powder. The chamber was loaded with a measured charge and fired. The explosive power could then be read off a scale on a sprung-loaded ratchet wheel.
The steel powder tester is of a design to look like a pistol.
~ Dimensions ~
The powder tester is 7 inches (18 cm) in length.
It weighs 0.36 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The powder tester is in good condition with no damage and slight wear.
The mechanism is in good working order, it cocks and half cocks.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £20 or it can be inspected in our shop.