A fine Napoleonic era British Military Flintlock officers Pistol. Circa 1780-1820. The lock plate engraved by the maker THOMAS. (Possibly Henry Thomas who had a workshop at Colmore Row, Birmingham during the Napoleonic era circa 1783-1811). Standard brass military side plate, skull crusher butt cap, trigger guard and ram-rod pipe. The standard 9 inch round barrel stamped with London proof marks. Iron fitted under the barrel. Good crisp action with a strong spring. Some dark staining to the metal (would benefit from a clean), otherwise in very good condition. Calibre approx .65 cal. Overall length 16 inches. Small section of wood missing immediately in front of the lock-plate (please see photos). An excellent example of a British military flintlock pistol that would have been carried by an officer during the Napoleonic wars. Ref 3649.
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on 18 June 1815 between the French Army led by Napoleon Bonaparte and a coalition led by the Duke of Wellington for Great Britain, & Marshal Blücher of Germany. The decisive battle of its age, it concluded the Napoleonic wars that had raged for 23 years, it ended all French attempts to dominate Europe, and destroyed Napoleon's imperial power forever.
This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only.
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