Object Title

Flintlock military pistol - Paget Light Cavalry Model

Flintlock military pistol - Paget Light Cavalry Model

Date

about 1805

Object Number

XII.820

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Lock 5.37 in, Flat, no border engraving, engraved tail, crown/GR, TOWER marked on tail, crown/arrow mark below pan, ring neck flat cock, top jaw and screw [pierced and slotted], teardrop point to frizzen spring, foreward curl to tip of frizzen.
Stock complete, bruised, pattern brass furniture, brass forend cap, brass trigger guard with beadfront, brass butt cap with short ears, stepped with steelscrews. No pipes. Brass side plate with two steel screws,single barrel fixing key.
Barrel 9 ins, proof and view markson left side at rear of barrel, crown mark on tang, crown/on right side of barrel over pan, captive ramrod stamped with a crown, searated and slotted screw to ramrod stirrup.

Dimensions

Overall LengthLength15.25 in
Overall LengthLength387.35 mm
BarrelLength9 in
BarrelLength228 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.65 in (16.5 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Store-keeper's stamp
1805 then later 1831
Stock
Stamp
View mark
1831 crown/arrow/1805
Read of stock
Stamped
View mark
Arrow/BO
Rear of stock
Stamped
Proof mark
Crown over P
Left of stock
Stamped
Proof mark
D/39
Top of barrel
Stamped
Maker's mark
GR TOWER
Tail
Stamped
Maker's mark
S
Left of stock
Stamped

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