British Military Light Dragoon Flintlock Service Pistol of the War of 1812 and Napoleonic War Period
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An Antique British Military Light Dragoon Pattern Flintlock Service Pistol of the War of 1812 and Napoleonic War Period. 8 7/8" round steel barrel struck on the left side of breech with (2) TOWER PROOFS and an inspectors mark on the rear of the tang. The lock is marked with a 'CROWN' over 'GR' (King George III); a small 'CROWN' over the 'BROAD ARROW' (denoting British Government Ownership), and 'TOWER' on the tail. The frizzen spring is a poor period replacement but works. Brass Light Dragoon Pattern furniture with the exception of the period replaced iron trigger guard. Steel captive ram rod. The stock is solid with a 'STORES KEEPER' arsenal mark just above the rear of the lock plate dated (1800 or 1805); a chip missing from the entry point of the ram rod channel; stress cracks; scratches and dings from years of service. The pistol is in it's original flintlock configuration. 15.5" overall length. The pistol is in good mechanical working order.
Note; It is possible that this pistol was damaged and captured by U.S. forces during the War of 1812 and field repaired and put back into service.