Object Title

Flintlock pistol

Flintlock pistol

Date

1820

Object Number

XXVIF.21

Provenance

Presented by the National Art Collections Fund, 1942. From the Norton Hall Collection, no. 395.

Physical Description

The lock is of European type, with the convex lockplate and cock finely engraved with scrolling foliage and meaningless names. The original lead-wrapped flint is held in the jaws, and the steel is grooved. The stock is of walnut with an ivory fore-end, carved with acanthus leaves and inlaid with brass wire scrolls around the butt. The ramrod pipes, trigger guard, screw plate, escutcheon and butt cap are of iron, heavily overlaid with silver scroll and strapwork. The barrel is of round section with a slightly swamped muzzle, and becoming octagonal at the breech where it is moulded and engraved with scrollling foliage. The breech strap is engraved with a meaningless name.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The overall length of the gun is 500 mm, the length of the barrel is 318 mm. Weight: The weight of the gun is 0.95 kg.

Calibre

19 mm.

Associations

Notes

This gun forms a pair with XXVIF.22