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An Early 19th Century British Ordnance Long Sea Service Flintlock Pistol C1805

Stock Number: 20191028A

£3500 GBP

This is a very good example of what is now a rare piece of British Military history.
It has a standard 12" round smooth bore barrel, in Naval Calibre of 22 bore, now to a silver grey patina of age, with some minor speckling, and 2 Kings proofs Military marks stamped to the rear LHS. Carried by The Captain when going into action. C1805

Period

C1805

Dimensions

See Text

Geographical area

UK and Ireland

Category: Firearms

Description

Offered for sale is an excellent example of an early 19th Century British Ordnance Long Sea Service Flintlock Pistol.
It has a standard 12″ round smooth bore barrel, in Naval Calibre of 22 bore, now to a silver grey patina of age, with some minor speckling, and 2 Kings proofs Military marks stamped to the rear LHS.
The lock is clearly stamped with the Royal Cypher [ Crown/GR], “Tower” and “Issue” mark.
There is the standard ring necked cock, Frizzen spring, raised pan, and hinged Steel. Action to 1/2 and full cock is strong and sound.
There is an original one piece walnut stock, with no cracks, minor dings of use, and now to a great dark patina of age. There is an insectors mark/180?
The brass furniture, including the trigger guard, butt cap, and ramrod pipe, is original, with a vg replacement wooden ram rod with brass tip
To the LHS to the lockplate, is a brass reverse plate, and an original steel belt hook. The o/a length …19″.
This type of pistol would have been carried by Naval Captains, but only issued when ships went into action stations, in case of Mutiny
C 1800- 1815.
Used in many wars, including the French and Indian wars, the American Revolution, Battle of Trafalgar 1805, and the Napoleonic wars, including the Peninsular wars of 1802 – 1814.
Later versions were made with a shorter 9″ barrel, and a steel ramrod.

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GB Millais Antiques

I have dealt in Antique Arms and Armour for about 35 years, and my interest began as a school boy during the 2nd WW.
After leaving my home town of Leicester, I went to University, and qualified as a Dental Surgeon at Guys Hospital in 1961 .
My main interests are British and North American Arms of the 18th, 19th,and early 20th Century, plus a few Continental items.
It was 14 years ago that I retired from Dentistry. However, I have continued running my Antiques business, initially while still in practice, and now make most of my sales online, but still exhibit at a number of specialized Antique Arms and Militaria Fairs eg .. Bisley, Bristol, and also at the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, Sussex.
I also deal in Period Scientific Instruments, mainly of a military association, and have a full listing on www.fleaglass.com.

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