~ An c1810 English Officer's Flintlock Holster Pistol ~
It dates to around 1810 and is fitted with a walnut sack butt stock.
The barrel is stamped on the top left, near the lock, with two later British Victorian proof marks. There are no other marks.
The lock plate is beautifully decorated with floral engravings in relief. On the reverse is a brass securing plate.
The trigger frame and the rod fittings are also made of brass.
The pistol half cocks, cocks and releases with a strong spring.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel is 8.5 inches (22.8 cm) long and the overall length of the pistol is 15 inches (38.2 cm). It weighs 954 grams.
~ Condition ~
The pistol is in very good condition. The metal work is free of rust or significant damage. There is one nick on the edge of the muzzle and another small ding 5cm lower down the barrel. The rear of the trigger guard has a crack.
The woodwork is fine except minor bruises and a couple of cracks underneath.
The ramrod is rather short so may be a replacement. It has a screw thread to the inner end.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or the pistol can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.