Belt or Holster Pistols

Holster Pistols (sometimes called Belt Pistols) were designed to be carried on a person in a leather belt holster or slipped through the belt. They are a medium sized weapon with calibres generally ranging from 45 to 65. These pistols are made in either Matchlock, Wheellock, Snap Lock, Dog Lock or Flintlock styles. A Holster Pistol is usually solid enough to be used in punching or other close fighting after it has been discharged.

Dog lock

Dog lock belt pistol


Miquelet belt pistol


Scottish Belt Pistols

Brace of Scottish made Snaphaunce belt pistols


Belt pistol

Belt Pistol


Dutch Belt Pistol

Dutch made belt pistol. Note the weighted but for balance and use as a club.