A Good British Military Royal Navy Flintlock Long Sea Service Pistol w/Belt Hook, TOWER,
A Good Antique British Military Royal Navy Flintlock Long Sea Service Pistol w/ Belt Hook, circa. 1777-1780. 12", .56 cal. (regulation) round steel barrel marked w/(2) Tower Proofs, an inspector mark and number "22" on the barrel tang, a "CROWN" over "12" on the right side of breech. Brass regulation furniture with "22" stamped on the side plate. Lock is marked; "TOWER" a "CROWN" over "GR" (King George III) and a "CROWN" over "BROAD ARROW" (Government ownership) and "22" stamped on the tumbler screw. Stock is marked just above the rear of the lock w/ the Stores Keeper mark; "ROYAL CIPHER". Stock is solid w/normal scratches and dings from years of service. The pistol is in its original flintlock configuration. Original brass tipped ram rod. 19.5" overall length. A wonderful untouched Sea Service pistol in good mechanical working order that may have seen service in the American Revolutionary War, 1776-1783, Battle of Trafalgar and the War of 1812.
Ref: See; BATTLE WEAPONS of the American Revolution. by, George C. Neumann. c. 1998, pp. 14, 248-249.
also see; BOARDER AWAY II Firearms of the Age of Fighting Sail. by, William Gilkerson. c. 1993, pp. 225- (245) 276.
CONSIGNMENT: Collins Collection, 2015 (MCSQQQA)