~ 18th Century Civilian Probably Dutch Flintlock Pistol ~
This excellent quality flintlock pistol, probably Dutch.
The lock plate is stamped with two proof marks, not clearly visible now due to aging.
There is no mark or stamp to indicate the manufacturer of this piece.
The barrel is also stamped on the left side with crown above an ‘R’ proof mark.
The steel barrel is half octagonal and half cylindrical and is fitted with a front sight.
The metalwork is decorated with floral inlays.
The trigger guard and the grip’s pommel are made of brass, as is the plate on the opposite side of the action.
~ Condition ~
It cocks, half cocks and releases sweetly.
The piece is in exceptional condition with minimal wear.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel is 14 bore and measures 11.61 inches (29.5 cm). The flintlock is 18 ½ inches (47 cm) in overall length.
The piece weighs 1 Kg.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £22 or the pistol can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.