A British East India Company Light Dragoon Flintlock Service Pistol dated 1811
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An Antique British East India Company Light Dragoon Flintlock Service Pistol, dated 1811. 9", .67 cal. round steel barrel marked on the side and top of breech with a "CROWN" over "GP", a "CROWN" over "V", "J.Y" and a "CROWN" over "9"; with captive ram rod. Lock marked with the East India Company RAMPANT LION, a "CROWN" over "2" (Inspector's mark), and the date "1811" on the tail of the lock plate. The pistol is in its original flintlock configuration. Regulation pattern brass furniture includes an interesting unidentified mark engraved on the right side of the butt cap; the rear section of the trigger guard tang is missing. The stock is stable with loses at the ram rod channel, stress cracks, original varnish with areas of crazing, dings and scratches from years of hard service. An interesting pistol seldom encountered that has seen a lot of service in good mechanical working order.