Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military pistol-carbine - Royal Horse Artillery Model

Flintlock muzzle-loading military pistol-carbine - Royal Horse Artillery Model

Date

about 1793

Object Number

XII.843

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Double side-by-side barrels with browned finish, the right smooth bore the left rifled with nine-grooves. The barrels hook into a false-breech and bear government proof and property marks, the false breeches carrying a folding back-sight. Locks with flat lock-plates and swan-necked cocks, the lock-plates engraved with the name of the maker H. Nock. Stocks with short fore-ends and brass trigger-guards the barrels carrying a single brass, trumpet shaped ramrod-pipe. Steel ramrods. The pistols are equipped with removable shoulder butts fitting into key-hole slots in the pistol butts.

Techniques

Browned

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength17.8 in
BarrelLength452 mm
OverallLength34.25 in
OverallLength870 mm
OverallWeight3.52 kg
OverallWeight7.12 lbs

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.725 in (12 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Proof marks
Government proof marks
Barrel
Stamped
Maker
H.NOCK
Lockplate
Stamped

Associations

Notes

Eighty of these pistols were produced in 1793 by Henry Nock for the Royal Horse Artillery at a cost of £8 each. W.O.52/58.
Identical to XII.844, illustrated in English Pistols p.48.