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Howdah Pistol IRL

A Howdah Pistol in reality

The Howdah Pistol was a large-caliber handgun used in India and Africa from the beginning of the nineteenth into the early twentieth century. It was typically intended for defense against large animals that may be encountered. The earliest howdah pistols were flintlock designs, and it was not until about 60 years later percussion models in single or double barrel configuration were seen. The first breech-loading howdah pistols were little more than sawn-off rifles. By the 1890s and early 1900s cartridge-firing and fully rifled howdah pistols were in normal, everyday use. Multi-barreled breech-loading designs were later favored over the original muzzle-loading designs because they allowed for faster reloading than contemporary revolvers.[1]

Battlefield 1Edit

"A high stopping power howdah pistol with four barrels intended for defense against wild animals. Some officers in WW1 preferred it as their sidearm."
— In-game description
The Howdah Pistol is a weapon set to be featured in Battlefield 1.


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