A Baby Philadelphia Percussion Pistol that was very similar to this historically authentic replica was used by John Wilkes Boothe in 1865 to assassinate President Lincoln as he sat watching a play in the Ford Theater.
A favorite hideaway gun of gamblers and cardsharks, the Baby Philadelphia was only 6.5" long, and easily concealed in a coat or boot--doubtless the reason it was the weapon chosen by Boothe for his heinous act of presidential murder.
This replica, in addition to being a fine, historically authentic replica, is also a cap gun! It uses standard "pull-off" ring caps that are less expensive and easier to buy than blank ammo, while adding realism to theatrical or reenactment performances.
NOTE: Though designed to use "toy" caps, this replica is NOT a toy! Never fire off caps near face or eyes. Use with adult supervision only. Must be 18 or over to order.