Object Title

Flintlock military pistol - George II Pattern Heavy Dragoon

Flintlock military pistol - George II Pattern Heavy Dragoon

Date

1742

Object Number

XII.4245

Provenance

Old Tower Arsenal

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.577 in

Inscriptions and Marks

The barrel is stamped RH, crown over 4, crown over GR over broad arrow, crown overcrossed scepters, 46 over 81 over WC and crown.The inside lock is stamped crown over V and crown over 2

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Proved (2007) for use with 40 grains Henry Krank medium grain black powder and a 281 grain ball. Chronograph gives muzzle energy ranges from 154 to 198 ft/lbs at velocities of 497 to 542 ft per sec. used for class of Forensic Science Students, Nott'm Trent University, in Leeds Education Dept. 15 Jan 2008