Pistol / Hand GunsMuzzleloaderUsed£ 700
Her Majesty’s Coast Guard was established in 1822 and had the primary responsibility saving the sailors and property when a shipwreck occurred. The Coast Guard also patrolled the entire UK coastline to prevent smuggling and bizarrely invasion. By the 1850s, smuggling was on the wane, and so the responsibility of protecting the coastline from smugglers was transferred to the Royal Navy, putting the Coast Guard’s primary duty once again to assisting with wrecks and rescue operations.
This model saw service during the Crimean War (1853-1856) and was also known as the short sea service pistol.
This is a good representative example with a perfect mechanism and captive ramrod. The lock plate is stamped 1855 and Tower with a crown and invertee arrow....Read full description