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Early Militaria Collections / British Pattern 1801 Sea Service Pistol

Lot 32
British Pattern 1801 Sea Service Pistol
c. 1805
28 September 2022, 10:00 EDT
Skinner Marlborough

Sold for US$2,585 inc. premium

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British Pattern 1801 Sea Service Pistol
c. 1805

12 1/8 in., .58 caliber round barrel with ring decoration at the breech, the left side marked with ordnance proof marks, the top of the barrel marked "2," the right side marked with crown over "12" inspector's mark, and an illegible mark where the barrel meets the stock, rear of breech plug tang marked with a crown; flat double-bridle lock with double line border engraving, the pointed tail engraved "TOWER" and crown over "GR" and crowned broad arrow mark below the pan, the inside of the lock plate marked "WILKE[S]" and with crown over "36" inspector's mark; walnut stock with carved plateau around the breech plug tang, crown broad arrow over "1805" storekeeper's mark behind the lock, crown over "2" inspector's marks adjacent to the trigger guard, the side plate area marked "SK," "N," and crown over "P," the rammer channel marked in front of the upper rammer pipe with a crown over "13," a crown over "2," and a crown over "0," and behind the rammer pipe, "40"; brass furniture including a butt cap with short ears, trigger guard with acorn finial, flat side plate with scrolling tail, tapering cast brass rammer pipe; steel belt hook marked with crown over "6" inspector's mark on the tail; original wood rammer with brass tip.
Overall lg. 19 1/4 in.

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