Object Title

Flintlock military pistol

Flintlock military pistol

Date

1775

Object Number

XII.749

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

One of the contract of all-steel pistols produced by Bissel this comprises a one piece steel frame, with rams-horn butt. The barrel is round and o fpolished steel, being retined in the frame by means of an under-barrel hook and slot arrangement, and secured by means of a rear screw through the tang. a thin steel ramrod is fitted.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall: 12.3 in (130mm), Barrel: 8 in (204 mm), Width: 2 in (55mm), Height: 5.5 in (140 mm) Weight: 1 lb 14 oz [0.6 kg]

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

.556 in (27 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Lock : Bissell. View and proof marks. Barrel: RHR

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Manufactured for issue to The Royal Highland Regiment.