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A large pistol carried at the pommel of the saddle by a rider.
- ‘He was the father of one of the alleged victims and he brandished a horse pistol.’
- ‘Before the Colt Peacemaker came along many of that era's handguns were called ‘horse pistols’ because they were intended to be carried in saddle holsters and not on the person.’
- ‘She heard his footsteps behind her, and she heard the hammer of the large horse pistol being pulled back.’
- ‘The horse pistol in question was a brand new, lightweight Smith & Wesson.44 Magnum ‘Mountain Gun.’’
- ‘Great-Granddaddy's horse pistol hangs over the mantle - loaded.’
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