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To protect money, goods, and travelers, as well as to defend against raids, the postilions were armed with firearms from the 17th century, especially when transporting valuable goods.

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  • Title: Front-loading pistol with percussion lock
  • Date Created: c. 1840
  • Rights: © Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation
  • Material: Eisen, Holz, Messing

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