Tower Percussion Pistol

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Tower Percussion Pistol - .68 caliber
Tower Model 1842 Sea Service Percussion Pistol - .62 caliber

The Tower Percussion pistol was used by the British prior to and after the Crimean war, as well as the Confederate States during the American Civil War. It was produced by the Tower of London Armories (that's why it got that name).



(1840s - 1870s)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber: .62 - .68 caliber
  • Length:
  • Barrel Length:
  • Capacity: 1
  • Fire Modes: Single Shot

The Tower Percussion Pistol and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Seen on Sherlock Holmes' table 1939
Murder by Decree Seen on the wall in Holmes' apartments 1979


Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
Young Sherlock: The Mystery of the Manor House Christopher Villiers Jasper Moran 1982
Wild Boys Heath Bergersen Charlie S1E03 2011
Daniel MacPherson Jack Keenan 2011

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End United India Company Pistol Tower Model 1871 Percussion Rider Pistol 2016

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