Object Title

Flintlock pistol

Flintlock pistol

Date

about 1820

Object Number

XXVIF.35

Provenance

Taken in 1857 from Rasool Bey by Col. W.G. Lennox of the Indian Army

Physical Description

Flat faced lock plate with crude foliage engraving on the tail and what appears to be a palm frond across the centre. The ring necked cock is also flat faced with a single line border. The frizzen spring is fitted with a roller. Dark wood stock with brass semi-military style mounts having some engraving. The side plate differs in being elaborately shaped and showing the remains of elaborate engraved decoration. The round barrel is fitted with a swivle ram rod and is covered with koftgari flowers and S scrolls for its entire length.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The overall length of the gun is 358 mm, the barrel being 230 mm long. Weight: The weight of the pistol is 0.95 kg.

Calibre

The bore is 17 mm.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places England