Object Title

Flintlock military pistol - Sea Service Pattern

Flintlock military pistol - Sea Service Pattern



Object Number



Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Lock 5.37 in, 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(pierced and slotted), spear point to frizzen spring, foreward curl to tip of frizzen.
Stock complete/bruised, pattern brass furniture, brass ramrod pipe 1.3 in 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 4.9 in long, two steel side screws, with steel belt hook 9.1 in long, stamped with a crown, apron carved around barrel tang. Brass tipped wooden ramrod


Dimensions: Overall length: 490 mm (19.25 in), Barrel length: 305 mm (12 in), Width: about 170 mm, Depth: about 80 mm Weight: 3 lb 4 oz (1.4 kg)


Serial Number None visible


.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, and on tang: crown over (probably) 12. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Belt hook stamped: crown.Sideplate flat marked: T.B. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark of crown over Broad Arrow over 1806. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7. Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 8, crown over 7, crown over 8, plus two vertical lines; rear section (front to rear) stamped: W. MARWOOD overstamped \\\.Pistol covered in 25% black paint


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