A scarce privately made British Military style Flintlock Officer's Pistol manufactured by Thomas Henry Potts and marked on the lock-plate "T. POTTS LONDON". Dating from the around the time just after the Napoleonic Wars. Rounded typical pistol grip, brass military style trigger-guard, for-end pipe and side-plate. Action in excellent working order. Complete with its brass tipped wooden ramrod. The barrel is stamped with London proof marks. This type of heavy calibre flintlock pistol were carried by British and Colonial military officers during the era of the Napoleonic campaigns of the late 18th-early 19th century. These large bore pistols were very well regarded as being extremely reliable by serving British officers at the time. Brander and Potts are recorded working at 70 Minories, London and at Goodman’s Yard between 1802 and 1827. Overall length 15 inches. Good condition and in working order. Ref 8450.
This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only.
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