Object Title

Percussion military pistol - Pattern 1839 Sea Service

Percussion military pistol - Pattern 1839 Sea Service

Date

1840

Object Number

XII.3908

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Lock 4in, flat, stepped at rear stamped ENFIELD, with safety bolt 3/8in step at front to top of stock and 3/16in to bolster, marked with a crown/WR, crown/arrow below bolster, hammer plain, spur cross hatched, fixed with a round headed steel screw.
Stock complete/bruised, brass pattern furniture, brass ramrod pipe 5/16in, brass plate on front of stock, fixed by two steel screws, brass trigger guard,(bead at front)pin fixed at front with one steel screw at rear, brass butt cap with 1 1/4in tail up back of stock, lanyard suspension missing, single fixing screw for lock plate, in brass cup,
Barrel 6in with captive ramrod (stamped with \1111 & x/111) barrel with pin fixing and single screw in tang, Proof marks and acceptance marks rear left and rear top of barrel.

Dimensions

BarrelLength152mm
OverallLength286mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.57 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Broad arrow/BO on stock (right side), on barrel crown/GP crown/M crown/crossed sceptors crown.

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