~ 18th Century Scarce Georgian Flintlock Military Pistol by W & J Rigby Of Dublin ~
The top of the browned barrel roller frizzen is signed Dublin.
The lock is stamped ‘W & J Rigby’.
The grip is of walnut. Its mounts are made of brass as is the trigger guard.
The pistol is fitted with steel swivel ramrod, which is probably a later replacement.
The hammer is jammed and is difficult to cock and release.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel length is 9 inches (22.8 cm) and the overall length of the pistol is 15 inches (38.2 cm).
It weighs 1.4 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The pistol is in fair condition for its age. As said above the mechanism requires some attention.
The woodwork is good, with minor chips, scratches and one crack on the forward section underneath the barrel and another one under the rod.
The brass has the expected signs of use.
The bore has some surface rust inside.
The screw on the barrel tang is a replacement.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.