Object Title

Flintlock military pistol - Sea Service Pattern

Flintlock military pistol - Sea Service Pattern

Date

1800

Object Number

XII.7460

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 490 mm (19.25 in), Barrel length: 308 mm (12.15 in), Width: about 170 mm, Depth: about 80 mm Weight: 3 lb 4 oz (1.4 kg.)

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. Belt hook stamped: crown. Sideplate flat stamped with T.B. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. 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 ?; rear section (front to rear) inscribed: \\IIII that obscures a stamp beginning with M or W

Associations

Places Britain