Pistol / Hand GunsMuzzleloaderUsed£ 1,850
Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 1087. A Good Napoleonic era British East India Company Military officer's Flintlock Pistol, dated on the lock-plate 1810. During the Napoleonic Wars the British Government began to rely heavily upon the British privately owned gun trade 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 mark of a Rampant Lion holding a crown, a crown over 2 (inspector mark) and dated 1810 to the tail of the lockplate. The 9 inch barrel stamped with two London proof marks, a crown over 9 and letters JJ. Regulation brass military style furniture with a wooden ram rod. There is a further impressed E I C mark into the woodwork at the wrist. Overall length 15 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 1087. This is an antique weapon and is sold as a collectors item only. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer at no extra charge. Established 1968....Read full description
MakeA Good Napoleonic era British East India Company
ModelMilitary officer's Flintlock Pistol. Ref 1087.
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