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Sea Service Pistol


Object connections:

Collection Firearms, Weapons
ExhibitionsNelson, Navy, Nation
User collections Stories from the sea by rboley
Gallery locationNelson, Navy, Nation Gallery (Floor plans)

Object details:

Object ID AAA2440
Description Sea service pistol. The stock is of walnut, fully stocked to the muzzle. The pistol is fitted with brass trigger guard and brass butt cap. A single brass ramrod pipe is fitted with a wooden ramrod with a brass tip. There is a steel trigger with a slightly backward curl. A steel belt hook is fitted to the side of the stock. The pistol is a sidelock, flintlock. The barrel is circular, smoothbore. The calibre is 0.56in. The pistol is inscribed on the lockplate 'TOWER' with a crown over 'GR'; on the barrel with a crown over 'GR' over an arrow crown over crossed sceptres, and on the stock with 'II P' under a crown. Near lockplate is inscribed with a crown over an anchor over '1806'.
Date made circa 1790

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caird Fund.
Materials wood; steel; brass
Measurements Overall: 180 x 500 x 40 mm
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