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Early Militaria Collections / Scarce British Pattern 1824 Sea Service Pistol

Lot 35
ANTIQUE
Scarce British Pattern 1824 Sea Service Pistol
1830s
28 September 2022, 10:00 EDT
Skinner Marlborough

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Scarce British Pattern 1824 Sea Service Pistol
1830s

8 7/8 in., .58 caliber round barrel with Tower government proof marks on the left side of the breech, crown stamped on the top, crown over "11" inspector's mark on the right side; flat double-bridle lock with pointed tail and double line border engraving, stamped below the pan crown over "WR" and with a crowned broad arrow government ownership mark, the inside with blued bridle, plate stamped with crown over "6" inspector's mark, a small square punch mark, and assembly number slash marks, side nails have assembly slash marks; walnut stock with broad arrow over "BO" mark at the rear of the lock mortice, two crown over "9" and a crown over "13" inspector's mark next to the trigger guard, the side plate flat stamped "T," and crown over "P," and assembly number "IVIII" in the rammer channel; brass furniture including a butt cap with short ears, trigger guard with blunt finial, "S" shaped side plate marked on the inside with a trace of a cast broad arrow and assembly number slash marks on the edge, and a tapering cast brass entry pipe; steel belt hook stamped with a crown on the tail; iron swivel rammer with large button head, marked "[C]&G" at the end and with two sets of assembly slash marks, all assembly marks appear to match.
Overall lg. 15 1/2 in.

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Note
According to Robert Brooker, British Military Pistols and Associated Edged Weapons, (Robert Brooker, 2016), p. 183, DeWitt Bailey has documented 800 pairs of sea service pistols assembled at Enfield sometimes using earlier sea service parts such as the case with this pistol having a Georgian proofed barrel and a William IV lock as is the case with this pistol.

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