Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 9435. A good English military style flintlock Naval pistol possibly carried during the American Revolutionary War. The lock plate engraved with the makers name BARNETT. Circa 1750-1760. In 1737 Richard Wilson master gunsmith who had a workshop in London (1730-1766) employed an apprentice Robert Barnett. He was from Kirby Steven in Westmorland the same town as his employer originated from. Robert Barnett served his apprenticeship and then for 15 years as a journeyman gunmaker, until he set up on his own around 1759. Robert's son Thomas Barnett also served as an apprentice with the Wilsons gunmakers in 1780-1786 and left the company around 1786 to continue the Barnett business. The 12 inch barrel marked with London proof marks and the barrell makers mark RW, probably Richard Wilson who would have most likely made the barrel. Rounded brass military skull-crusher butt-cap, matching brass military style trigger-guard and very early style side plate. Complete with its wooden ramrod. In good working order and condition showing some minor signs of genuine wear and use. This pattern pistol with a 12 inch long barrell could quite likely have been carried by an officer in the regular army as well seen use by the British Royal Navy. For a similar pistol please see plate 1PP in Battle Weapons of The American Revolution by George C. Neumann, where it is described as being an English horseman/sea-service pistol. This pistol was purchased in the USA so its use during the Rev War is very possible. Ref 9435.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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