Object Title

Flintlock pistol

Flintlock pistol

Date

1650

Object Number

XII.5406

Provenance

Formerly P11, purchased with other objects, 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House.

Physical Description

The lock is of type 1 with a dog. It is held in place by 3 sidenails. The stock is of convetnional mid 17th century holster pistol design. At the butt is a screwed on wooden dome and an iron band. The pistol has a ramrod which might be original. There is a raised panel of carving around the tang. The stock has been patched in places with wood and resin. The barrel has an octagonal breech which extends for 4 1/4 in. before blending the a 16 faceted section. This terminates at a baluster 5 3/4 in. from the breech, after which the barrel is round with sideflats until the muzzle. The barrel is held inplace by 2 pins

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of barrel: 14 in., Length overall: 21 3/8 in. Weight: 1 lb 14 oz.

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.59 in

Inscriptions and Marks

There is possibly an illegible mark on the barrel near the breech

Associations

Places England