Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading pistol - Paget Light Cavalry Model

Flintlock muzzle-loading pistol - Paget Light Cavalry Model

Date

dated 1805

Object Number

XII.822

Provenance

Old Tower Collectionr

Physical Description

Light cavalry model, with rear lock-plate reduced in thickness to take a safety-catch. This has been removed and the slot filled in. The Stock bears the initials G W and a storekeeper’s stamp with the date 1805 and a second stamp for 1831. Similar to XII.837, but fitted with a stirrup ramrod, the barrel being held to the fore-end by a slide while the pan is raised to make it waterproof. The lockplate and cock are not bordered by engraved lines, the lockplate having a small spray of foliage engraved at the tip. There is no ramrod pipe.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength15.7 in
OverallLength399 mm
OverallWeight1.32 kg
OverallWeight2.9 lb oz
BarrelLength8.6 in
BarrelLength219 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible

Calibre

.65 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Date
1805 &1831
stock
stamped
Storekeeper's Mark
G W
stock
stamped

Associations

Notes

The design of the pistol is credited to, on little foundation, to Geberal Sir William Paget, later the Earl of Uxbridge and Marquess of Anglesey (1768-1859).