Object Title

Flintlock pistol

Flintlock pistol

Date

1645

Object Number

XII.5404

Provenance

Formerly P9, purchased with other objects, 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House.

Physical Description

The lock is of French lock design and is held into the stock by 2 sidenails. The sear spring is missing. The ssteel screw is restored. The screws for the steel, mainspring and pan have all been riveted over.


The stock is of the typical mid seventeenth century holster pistol design, if rather slender. The brass buttcap is in the form of an eagle's head with punched decoration. There is a restored ramrod and ramrod pipe. 7 1/8 in. of the fore-end has been restored and the stock has been cracked and repaired at the wrist.


The tapered barrel is of circular cross-section for its entire length and is held in place by 2 pins. No tang screw is visible

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of barrel: 16 in, Length overall: 23.5 in Weight: 2 lb 2 oz.

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.51 in

Inscriptions and Marks

The inside of the Lockplate is marked witha combined HL. There are groups of three punch marks on top of the sear, inside the lockplate and on the under side of the pan cover

Associations

Places England

Notes

Valued as a pair