Object Title

Flintlock pistol

Flintlock pistol

Date

1829

Object Number

XII.11053

Provenance

Purchased at auction from Butterfield & Butterfield, San Fransisco, USA. 15th October 1996, lot 3181. Previously in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. Acquired from the Collection of Charles Bremner Hogg Jackson.

Physical Description

Military style lock with a ring-neck cock and incised lines, the tail is stamped WARRANTED and beneath the pan WOOLLEY/SARGANT/& FAIRFAX.
The pistol is fully stocked with a steel ramrod and a single tail pipe. The plain triggerguard is stamped 5. The side plate is of plain brass. Beside the triggerguard are two small circular stamps in the shape of a Maltese Cross.
The barrel is browned and retained by pins, also it is stamped with the Birmingham view and proof marks.
The pistol bears a strong resemblance to a military Modified Pattern of 1796 pistol

Dimensions

BarrelLength229mm
OverallLength406mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 5

Calibre

.710 in

Associations

Notes

This Chest of Arms consistes of twelve Hangers, twelve carbines, twelve pistols and twelve bayonets.