Object Title

Flintlock military pistol - Sea Service Pattern

Flintlock military pistol - Sea Service Pattern

Date

1800

Object Number

XII.4552

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock. Full stocked. Brass furniture. Wooden ramrod

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 489 mm (19.25 in), Length of barrel: 309 mm (12.2 in); width: c.170 mm; depth: c.80 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.56 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped on left of breech with crowned GR over Broad Arrow and crown over crossed sceptres. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 12 (very worn) and, to the side, 22. On tang: crown. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Belt hook stamped: crown over 6. Sideplate flat stamped with Broad Arrow within double ring, very worn, only semi-circle obvious; FC; I. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark of crown over Broad Arrow over 1(???). Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 2 (very worn).Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: 3 crowns but numbers below illegible; rear section inscribed: 48 \\\\I/

Associations

Places Britain