Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading pistol - Holster type

Flintlock muzzle-loading pistol - Holster type

Date

1835

Object Number

XII.5585

Provenance

Old Tower Collection. Returned from Loan 12 Edinburgh Castle 06 11 1991

Physical Description

Brass barrel with proof at breech and crowned arrow mark twice and inscribed J.HARDING & SON BORO LODON and KINGSBRIDGE & TOTNES. Muzzle with inscription FOR HIS MAJESTY'S MAIL COACHES. Stepped lock with defective sliding bolt safety catch and signed J.HARDING & SON with crowned arrow mark and dated on tail 1835 swan-neck cock Brass furniture with brass tipped ramrod. Cusped side plate and domed butt cap with spur. Full wooden stock with notch and taper at muzzle and stamped in usual place with 2(5?)

Dimensions

BarrelLength229mm
OverallLength381mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

0.61 in

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