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.65” Ordnance issue New Land Pattern flint lock service pistol with 1806 ordnance inspection stamp to the stock.

£1595

 

.65” Ordnance issue New Land Pattern flint lock service pistol with 1806 ordnance inspection stamp to the stock. Lock with semi water proof pan is fitted with new land pattern ring neck cock and is engraved with a Crowned GR and Ordnance broad arrow ownership mark to the underside of the pan with TOWER to the rear. Walnut stock with regulation pattern brass furniture is struck with various ordnance inspection stamps including an 1806 inspection mark, with ‘skull crusher’ cap to the base of the grip and serpentine side plate. Ordnance proofed smooth bore barrel with captive swivel rammer to the underside has a crown 11 ordnance inspectors mark next to the touch hole. One of the simplified series of New Land Pattern arms introduced by the Board of Ordnance from around 1800 onwards the new land weapons were designed as functional soldiers guns, dispensing with much of the decoration applied to the earlier models. The resulting muskets and pistols were well built and sturdy, dependable arms that saw long service with the army. The New Land was also the first service pistol intended to be issued to both the infantry and the cavalry regiments who had previously been issued with their own distinctive patterns of arm at considerable extra expense to the Ordnance. In good condition with good bore and mechanics. A nice sharp, well marked stock with multiple Ordnance inspection stamps and an old inlet repair to the top right of the apron to the top of the lock. A good example of a regulation issue pistol of the Napoleonic wars, issued in 1806 this pistol would have been in service during the time of the Peninsular Wars and the battle of Waterloo.

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