A firearm issued straight from the British arms cache in the Tower of London, this large bore flintlock pistol owns an intimidating presence. Stamped with King George III's royal cypher, a "GR' crowned on the lock plate, and dual Tower ordnance proofs on the 7½ inch barrel, additional marks signify its use by the British Royal Navy, along with another Tower ordnance proofs on the full stock. The barrel has been shortened at a point in its history, and the long steel belt hook was added to the side of the firearm.
The sea-service arms are some of the most desirable of the military issue, and this one holds fine quality floral engravings on the rounded lock and the apron around the barrel tang. The iron ramrod is a later issue than the pistol, and the gun would have been in service for more than 50 years before retirement. The trigger guard and butt cap are in heavy brass, utilitarian and unadorned.
Pistol Measures 14½ Inches Overall with a 7½ Inch Barrel
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