Object Title

Flintlock military pistol - Sea Service Pattern

Flintlock military pistol - Sea Service Pattern

Date

1805

Object Number

XII.7480

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock. Full stocked. Brass furniture. Wooden ramrod

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 489 mm (19.25 in), Length of barrel: 309 mm (12.2 in), Width: about 170 mm, Depth: about 80 mm

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 12, and on tang: crown. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Inside cock stamped: S. Belt hook stamped: crown over 6. Sideplate flat stamped with crown over P; ?crescent; 2 cojoined Ws; N. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark of crown over Broad Arrow over 1805 or 1806. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over (?)Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 13, crown over 2, crown over 0; rear section (front to rear) inscribed: VII ?T ??

Associations

Places Britain