~ Staples Flintlock Overcoat Pistol ~
A c1770 century flintlock overcoat pistol by Staples of London.
The pistol features an octagonal barrel with checkered walnut sack butt, an engraved steel trigger guard and a steel underslung ramrod. The lockplate reads 'Staples'. I have seen similar described as boarding pistols. The sighted barrel has a stamp that has become worn, but a "B" & "T" can be made out.
~ Dimensions ~
The pistol has a barrel that measures 4 inches (10.75cm) long, with the gun having an overall length of 9 inches (22.75cm). The gun weighs 480g.
~ Condition ~
The wood has some minor surface wear and bruising as acquired through age. The metalwork is in good condition with some light pitting. It half cocks, cocks and releases well.
~ Postage ~
Postage costs £18 or the pistol can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.