Important British/Colonial Flintlock Pistol, #2882 Firearms
An important British/American Colonial Flintlock Military Pistol, circa. (Dated 1746). This pistol was originally a British ordinance produced Military Pattern 1738 Heavy Dragoon Flintlock Pistol made by contractor 'JORDAN, 1746' for King George II and the parts; (barrel, lock and brass side plate) have been recycled during the period by an American Colonial gun maker most likely during the French & Indian War through the American Revolution to make the current pistol. The Brass butt cap, trigger guard, and sheet brass ram rod pipes are very crude (a typical American Colonial trait because of the urgent need of Arms). The stock is also rather crude. The barrel has been reduced from 12" to 9". In good working order.