British Military Light Dragoon Flintlock Service Pistol of the War of 1812 and Napoleonic War Period
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.