MakeRef 1960. A very Good Napoleonic Era British Military New Land pattern officers
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Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 1960. A very Good Napoleonic Era British Military New Land pattern officer's Flintlock Pistol, marked on the lock-plate TOWER CROWN GR. Circa 1805. 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, 3,037,644 barrels and 2,879,203 locks were made and delivered to London for assembly, and around 100,000 items were also delivered to the East India Company, who fought alongside the British forces. This pistol is one made by the British arsenal at the Tower of London. The 9 inch barrel stamped with two London proof marks. Regulation brass military fittings with steel captive swivel ram rod. 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. Lock in perfect working order and extremely crisp action with a strong spring. Ref 1960. This is an obsolete antique item 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.