New feature – Focus Item English Light Pattern Dragoon Flintlock Pistolantiqurio
Welcome to our new Focus Item block.
I wanted to highlight some of the great items that we have on the site, so each fortnight I will be posting about a feature item.
This week I want to focus on our Flintlock Pistol.
1780’s – 18-12 period. English Light Pattern Dragoon Flintlock Pistol 1786, Tower Marked. Regulation Pattern, molded and carved from English walnut. Full stock with a raised beaver tail apron, at the barrel tong and molded raised carvings around the lock and barrel. Full brass hardware/mounts of English Light Dragoon pattern. A single barrel form ramrod pipe, a flat S side plate, secured by 2 iron side bolts. Flat hazelnut – finial trigger guard and a screw fastened butt cap with short side terminals. Round 66 caliber, reg pattern pin fastened. Very clear London Tower proof mark. GR with crown to face of lock plate. Flat thread engraved lock plated with its matching reinforced hammer oak leaf finial frizzen spring and its rounded frizzen with curled tail. This item has been fully restored at some point in its past so the woodwork has lost most of its patination. Rammrod in my opinion is not the original as should be steel and not wood. This is a really great example of a Napolionic war period English Light Dragoon Pattern Flintlock pistol. Overall length is 15.5 inches.
This is a really lovely item and great for a collection.