Object Title

Flintlock pistol

Flintlock pistol



Object Number



Formerly P25, purchased with other objects, 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House.

Physical Description

The lock is of type 5 design with a pivot catch. It is held in place by 3 sidenails. The steel pivot screw block ahead of the pan is broken out. The steel spring screw is damaged. The shape of the stock is typical of mid 17th century holster pistols. There is a restored ramrod and a restored wooden cap at the butt with an iron band. There has been extensive resin patching and the fore-end, from the front of the lock, has been restored. There is a carved leaf decoration behind the breech tang and around the lock. The barrel has an octagonal breech tha extends for 4 in. This blends to a 16 facetted section which continues until there is a baluster 5 3/8 in from the breech. After this the barrel is round. It is held in place by 2 pins, only one of which is externally visible.


Dimensions: Length of barrel: 14 3/8 in., Length overall: 21 3/4 in. Weight: 2 lb 1 oz.


Serial Number None visible


.60 in

Inscriptions and Marks



Places England