Object Title

Flintlock pistol

Flintlock pistol

Date

1810

Object Number

XXVIF.11

Provenance

Norton Hall Collection No 258

Physical Description

The entire stock is of gilded metal deeply chiselled and chased with flowers and strapwork, on a stippled background. The straps, and interspersed diamonds are further decorated with niello and silver wire. The grips are long, slim and terminate in a small pointed butt in the Balkan manner. Flat lockplate with a semi-waterproof pan, roller frizzen and flat swan necked cock only sparsely decorated with engraving. On the plate is a spurious signature.The barrel is octagonal at the breech becoming round with an elegant moulding and chiselled foliage separating the two regions. On the top flat are two groups of spurious letters: One of three I's separated by small curls, the second being IAIII again with small curls between the letters. On the left flat is an engraved mark of three stalked flowers arranged radially. The tang of the barrel is covered by a gilt plate with niello that also carries a rear sight.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The overall length of the gun is 490 mm, the length of the barrel being 290 mm. Weight: The weight of the gun is 1.25 kg.

Calibre

The bore of the gun is 17 mm.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Notes

This gun forms a pair with XXVIF.12