Object Title

Flintlock pistol

Flintlock pistol

Date

1645

Object Number

XII.5405

Provenance

Formerly P10, purchased with other objects, 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House.

Physical Description

The lock is of type 1 design with a dog and is held in place by 3 sidenails.


The stock is of conventional mid 17th century holster pistol design. There is a ramrod that may be original and the butt is formed of a wooden dome with a metal band around the shoulder. There is a raised carved area around the barrel tang and a patch around the forward barrel pin.


The barrel has an octagonal breech which blends to a 16 faceted section 4 1/2 in. from the breech. 4 1/2 in. from the breech is a baluster, after which the barrel is round. The barrel is held in place by 2 pins

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of barrel: 13 1/8 in., Length overall: 20 3/4 in. Weight: 1 lb 15 oz.

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.60 in

Inscriptions and Marks

On the outer face of the lockplate, below th cock buffer, is stamperd IS. On the top left flat of the barrel is a fleur-de-lys over HF(?), London Gunmakers' view and proof marks

Associations

Places England