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Pistol - England, Flintlock, circa 1780 Object Reg. No: ST 021863

Summary:
Flintlock pocket pistol, cal. 50 bore (.453 in.) screw off steel smoothbore cannon barrel 5.70cm (2 1/4 inches) long.

Made in England, circa 1780.
Description:
Box lock steel action, rounded steel trigger guard with faint engraved floral motif, steel hammer and frizzen plate, wooden grips with flat sides, silver butt cap with cast mask. Overall light pitting to all steel components.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 9.90 cm (Height), 2.20 cm (Width), 20.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: pistols british
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: London proof marks stamped under barrel
Butt cap stamped with Birmingham Hall marks
Maker's name engraved on L.H.side illegible
Place & Date Made: England, Great Britain, circa 1780
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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