A rare Napoleonic period British military flintlock pistol marked on the lock-plate with a crown and Tower G.R. Circa 1800. This is a very good example of these British military Flintlock pistols often carried by officers, with the “TOWER” mark stamped to the lock-plate, showing that it was manufactured at the Tower of London armoury. Crown over GR for George 111 is engraved on the lock plate. George the Third was King of England from 1760 to 1820 and was monarch during some of the most turbulent years in British military history, mainly due the the lengthy wars going on in the Peninsular campaigns against the French led by Napoleon Bonaparte, as well as the uprising against the British crown in the USA, known as the American Revolutionary War. Fully stocked in walnut with a standard military pattern swivel steel ramrod, brass butt cap, side-plate and trigger guard. 9 inch steel barrel with British proof marks. Two nice clear marks in the wood work next to the trigger guard. Overall length 15 inches. Action in good working order. A small chip to the stock at the side of barrel and some minor dings and scratches during it's working life. Otherwise in very good condition. Ref 3127.
This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collectors item only.
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