A British East India Company Military officer's Pistol, Circa 1845 engraved on the lock-plate with the rampant EIC Lion. During the 18th - 19th century around 1,000,000 items were made in the UK for delivery to the East India Company, who fought alongside the British forces. This type of pistol is known to have been carried by officers of the East India Company. The lock plate is engraved with the East India Company mark of a Rampant Lion holding a crown. The 6 inch barrel stamped with two London proof marks. Regulation brass military style furniture with a swivel iron ram rod. An iron lanyard ring fitted to the butt-cap. Calibre approx .58 cal. Overall length 12 inches. Some minor dents and bruises, A crack and wood repair in the woodwork adjacent to the trigger-guard, (please see photos) otherwise in good condition. The metal work all in very good condition. The action and spring in excellent working order. A very good original officer's percussion pistol dating from the mid nineteenth century. Ref 3288.
This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only.
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