British Military Royal Navy Pattern 1777 Modified to Pattern 1801/16 Flintlock Sea Service Pistol w/Belt Hook, TOWER, #2984 Firearms
An antique British Military Royal Navy Flintlock Long Sea Service Pistol w/ Belt Hook, circa. 1777-1780, arsenal modified to the Pattern 1801/1816 9" barrel, .57 cal. (regulation) round steel barrel marked w/(2) Tower Proofs. Brass regulation furniture. Lock is marked; "TOWER" a "CROWN" over "GR" (King George III) and a "CROWN" over '2' (East India Company Inspector). Stock is marked just above the rear of the lock w/ the Stores Keeper mark; 'BO' under the 'BROAD ARROW' (Government Ownership Mark); multiple inspector's stamps in the stock. Stock is solid w/normal scratches and dings from years of service. Originally 19.5", now 16.5" overall length. A solid Sea Service pistol in good 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.