Object Title

Flintlock military pistol - Sea Service Pattern

Flintlock military pistol - Sea Service Pattern

Date

1780

Object Number

XII.4631

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock. Full stocked. Brass furniture. Wooden ramrod, rear tip missing.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 489 mm (19.25 in.), Length of barrel: 308 mm (12.15 in.); width: c.170 mm; depth: c.80 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.56 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped on centre of breech with crowned GR over Broad Arrow and crown over crossed sceptres. Stamped on right by pan: crown over ?(?)2 , and on tang: crown. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped with SM (or WS). Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark and 1800. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped with crown over ? and crown over 8. Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 13 (?), crown over 7, crown over 13 (?) ; rear section (front to rear) inscribed: I\I/

Associations

Places Britain