Object Title

Flintlock military pistol - Sea Service Pattern

Flintlock military pistol - Sea Service Pattern

Date

1805

Object Number

XII.9916

Provenance

Old Tower Collections

Physical Description

Lock 5.37 in, Flat border line engraved, crown/GR,with TOWER marked on tail of lock, crown/arrow stamp below pan, flat ring neck cock (comb and top jaw screw broken) border line engraved, top jaw missing. spear point to frizzen spring, foreward curl to tip of frizzen.
Stock complete/bruised, pattern brass furniture, brass ramrod pipe and tail pipe cast in one piece with a 1/4in window, brass trigger guard, plain, round at front, brass butt cap smooth , rounded with short ears, and a single steel screw, brass side plate 3.5 in long, with two steel screws, rear one wood type, screwed in to stock, a steel belt hook stamped with a crown 7.25 in long, with two screw holes. NO apron carved around barrel tang, steel ramrod missing.
Barrel 9 in long, Proof and View marks on left rear of barrel, crown/11 over pan, crown/9 on tang rear Plain trigger with a slight curve

Dimensions

BarrelLength9in

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.56 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Crown/Broad arrow/1805 on right rear of stock, stamp marks next to rear of trigger guard, crown/9 twice. crown/indistinct in ramrod channel. crown/indistinct stamp on left side of stock to the rear of belt hook

Associations

Places Britain