Object Title

Flintlock military pistol - Sea Service Pattern

Flintlock military pistol - Sea Service Pattern



Object Number



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


Serial Number nvn


.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


Places Britain