Object Title

Flintlock pistol

Flintlock pistol

Date

1830

Object Number

XII.11125

Provenance

Purchased 18th June 1998.

Physical Description

A good quality travelling pistol with a flintlock mechanism that incorporates a waterproof pan cover, roller frizzen and sliding-bar safety catch. The lock is plain apart from fine sunburst engraving around the pan, and at the tail of the lockplate. The lockplate is retained by a single side nail. The stock is of polished walnut, with a fully chequered butt. The triggerguard is silver and engraved with a pineapple and floral designs. The octagonal barrel is browned, and is retained on the stock by means of an engraved tang, which is raised at the breech to form a rearsight, and a sliding bar through the forend of the stock. The barrel has eight-groove rifling, and a small blade-type foresight. The ramrod is wood, with a brass cap and is held in a silver mount. It has a small fitted worm at one end. A plain octagonal escutcheon is inlet into the stock just behind the tang. Overall the pistol is in excellent original condition

Dimensions

OverallLength10in
BarrelLength5in

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.627 in (19 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Lockplate: BARTON Barrel: BARTON LONDON

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Most probably manufactured by William Henry Barton, Gunmaker, of Chamber St, London, who had premises recorded in 1827.