A British East India Company pattern flintlock dragoon pistol
Lot 268ANTIQUE
A British East India Company pattern flintlock dragoon pistol
Sold for US$ 760 inc. premium

Lot Details
A British East India Company pattern flintlock dragoon pistol
The 9 inch tapered round barrel in .66 caliber. Breech with London view and proof. Tower lock with crown and GR cipher, broad arrow and two line border. Flat cock. Brass furniture, the counterplate marked 5.0.3. Full walnut stock, unmarked. Iron ramrod.i>
Condition: Very good. Metal with mottled grey/brown patina showing sharp markings and some light pitting. Barrel and ramrod showing traces of heavy black lacquer finish. Stock showing numerous marks, 1 inch sliver at right fore-end and with split on underside of fore-end.
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Footnotes

  • Note: See Figures 42 and 104 in British Military Pistols 1603-1888 by R.E. Brooker, Jr. for similar examples. The first with a Tower lock as shown in the present example and the second with lock featuring the East India Company lion and dated 1811. He notes that a number of EIC flintlock dragoon pistols were turned over to the Ordnance Department during the Napoleonic Wars.
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ANTIQUE Antique - pre 1899

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