Object Title

Flintlock military pistol - Paget Light Cavalry Model

Flintlock military pistol - Paget Light Cavalry Model

Date

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

OverallLength15.25in
BarrelLength9in

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.65 in (16.5 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

crown/P stamped on left of stock, S stamped on left of stock, arrow/BO, 1831, crown/arrow/1805, all stamped on rear right of stock. D/39 stamped on top of barrel.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

The design of this pistol is accredited on little foundation to General Sir William Paget later Earl of Uxbridge and Marquess of Anglesey. (1768-1859).