Flintlock pistol

Dublin Core

Title

Flintlock pistol

Subject

Flintlock Pistol that could murder someone

Description

Flintlock pistol. The pistol has a walnut stock fitted with a brass trigger guard and a brass buttcap. A single brass ramrod pipe is fitted at the fore-end into which the wooden ramrod is fitted. The pistol also has a brass sideplate of roughly S-shaped outline. The lock is a sidelock, flintlock and is secured by two nails. The pistol has a barrel of circular section which is smoothbore. The calibre is approximately 0.65in. The pistol is decorated on the lockplate with a crown over the letters 'GR' and bears the inscription 'DUBLIN CASTLE'. The pistol also bears on the barrel two damaged proof marks, one of which may be a crown over the letters 'GR'. Dublin Castle was one of the official manufacturers of smallarms for the Board of Ordnance together with Birmingham and the Tower of London.

Creator

National Maritime Museum

Source

National Maritime Museum

Publisher

National Maritime Museum

Date

18th century

Contributor

Chairman Meow

Identifier

AAA2396

Files

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Citation

National Maritime Museum, “Flintlock pistol,” Enlightenmens, accessed October 6, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/590.

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