Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also saloon rifle)
Definition of saloon pistol in English:
A gun adapted for firing at short range.
- They crawled out, brushed one another clean, slid the saloon-pistols down a trouser-leg, and hurried forth to a deep and solitary Devonshire lane in whose flanks a boy might sometimes slay a young rabbit.
- The single shot saloon pistols were break action with a drop down barrel, the release catch was at the front of the frame.
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