Object Title

Flintlock military pistol - Sea Service Pattern

Flintlock military pistol - Sea Service Pattern

Date

1800

Object Number

XII.7396

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock. Full stocked. Brass furniture. Wooden ramrod, rear tip missing.
Lock 5.37in, Flat, double border line engraved, crown/GR,TOWER marked on tail, crown/arrow mark below pan, ring neck flat cock, double border line engraved, top jaw and screw[wrong screw], spear point to frizzen spring,foreward curl to tip of frizzen.
Stock complete/bruised, pattern brass furniture, brass ramrod pipe 1.3in long, brass trigger guard with acorn tip at front, brass butt cap smooth rounded with short ears,and a single steel screw. Brass side plate 4.9in long, two steel side screws, with steel belt hook 9.1in long, stamped with a crown/6, apron carved around barrel tang. Brass tipped wooden ramrod

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 488 mm (19.2 in), Length of barrel: 307 mm (12.1 in) Weight: 3lb 4oz [1.4kg]

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.56 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped on left of breech with crowned GR over Broad Arrow and crown over crossed sceptres. Stamped on right by pan: crown over [1]2 (i.e. crown over 12, the 1 uncertain), and on tang: crown. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Belt hook stamped: crown over 6. Sideplate flat stamped with cursive WJC with small cross over the J . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 1. Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: IIII III crown over 8, crown over 7, crown over 8; rear section (front to rear) stamped: T. ASHTON

Associations

Places Britain