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. 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 4.9in long, two steel side screws, with steel belt hook 9.1 in long, pitted stamped with a crown, apron carved around barrel tang. Brass tipped wooden ramrod


Dimensions: Overall length: 488 mm (19.2 in), Length of barrel: 305 mm (12 in), Width: about 170 mm, Depth: about 80 mm Weight: 3lb 4oz [1.4kg]


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 at centre near rear of barrel with crown. Stamped on right by pan: crown over possibly 2, though looks like upside down 3 , and on tang: crown. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Belt hook stamped: crown over (possibly) 2. Sideplate flat stamped with T.B; 50. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark of crown over Broad Arrow over 18??. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over ? (could be 0,9 or 2). Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 13, crown over (?), crown over (?); rear section (front to rear) inscribed: V I Belt hook pitted. Pistol 50% covered with black paint


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