A British/American War of 1812 Period Flintlock Pistol by T. BOLTON & Co.
An Antique British/American War of 1812 Period Flintlock Pistol, circa. 1800. The pistol was assembled utilizing an older 9", .60 caliber British Military steel barrel from a Light Dragoon pattern pistol with proof and view marks stamped on the top of breech, inspectors mark on the right side, and the "Crossed Scepter" mark on the underside (see photos). All brass furniture (the tip of trigger guard is missing). The flat lock is maker engraved "T. BOLTON & Co." The stock is solid (as restored, see notes) with mended cracks and a break; a replaced section of wood on the right side of the fore-end at the muzzle; light scratches and dings from years of service. The pistol remains in its original flintlock configuration. 15.5" overall length. Wood ram rod with pewter tip is old but is a bit short. A interesting example in good mechanical working order that may have seen action in the War or 1812 !
Note, Restoration: The wood stock has several stress cracks that have been glued and pinned and is now stable. A triangular piece of wood has been inserted into the area of the trigger guard where the piece of brass is missing. A section of wood on the right side of the fore-end at the muzzle has been replaced.