Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref no 9466. A Good British East India Company New Land Pattern Military officer's Flintlock Pistol, dated on the lockplate 1813. During the Napoleonic Wars the British Government began to rely heavily upon the British privately owned gun manufacturers and between 1804 and 1817 a total of 1,827,889 muskets, rifles, carbines, and pistols were manufactured for the Government alone. 3,037,644 barrels and 2,879,203 locks were made and delivered to London for assembly, and around 1,000,000 items were also delivered to the East India Company, who fought alongside the British forces. This type of pistol is known to have been carried by officers of the East India Company. The lock plate is engraved with the East India Company Rampant Lion arsenal mark, a crown over 2 (inspector mark) and dated 1813. The 9 inch barrel stamped with two London proof marks, a crown over 1 and D42. The trigger guard engraved N N V over D42. Regulation brass military style furniture with steel captive swivel ram rod. There is a hole in the wood forend indicating that this pistol may have been fixed to some kind of swivel mount possibly to improve accuracy, or maybe just to keep it secure in the rack during stormy seas ? Overall length 15.5 inches. Some minor dents and bruises, otherwise in good working order and condition. A very good original Flintlock officer's pistol dating from the Napoleonic era. Ref 9466. This is an antique weapon and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom.
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