Pistol / Hand GunsMuzzleloaderUsed£ 2,850
Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 1566 A scarce British military sea-service Tower Flintlock Pistol, known as the short sea service model. The lock stamped with a Crown the word TOWER & the name I Gill. Circa 1790-1810. This Pistol is a good example of a British military Flintlock SEA-SERVICE pistol with the “TOWER” mark showing that it was manufactured at the Tower of London armoury. A crown over “GR” for George 111 King of England. (King George 111 was king of England from 1760 to 1820). With the name I Gill engraved at the side. Fully stocked in walnut with a standard steel ramrod, brass trigger guard, butt cap, ramrod pipes and side plate. Regulation steel belt hook. The 9 inch steel barrel stamped with British proof marks. The Royal Navy flintlock pistol known as the British Sea Service pistol was one of the most popular firearms through the 18th and early 19th century. The Board of Ordinance oversaw the manufacture and distribution of these pistols which were manufactured from the early 1700s until around 1815. The pistols were assembled in the Tower armoury but the pieces came from various sources. Made of brass, steel and wood, the user loaded it by ramming the ball and black powder down the barrel. The length of the barrel varied with earlier versions generally being longer and later versions being shorter. It was a solid weapon meant for use in close fighting during boarding a ship. The pistol had a special belt hook on it for securing it to a sailor’s clothing. Officers usually had their own weapons especially made for them, but many weren’t above using the standard issue Sea Service pistol. Overall length 16 inches. Action in good working order. In good condition with a few minor dings and scratches to the woodwork. Ref 1566. This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. 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 scarce British military SHORT SEA-SERVICE Flintlock Pistol.
ModelCirca 1790-1815. Ref 1566.
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