A Near Mint Wm IV Flintlock Pattern 1824 Sea Service Pistol.
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15" overall, 9" round steel 25 bore barrel with King's Proof to l/h side inspector's mark on top of breech. Border engraved flat lockplate engraved with WR cipher &Stamp; government ownership stamps, border engraved ring necked cockWalnut full stock stamped with inspector's marks & stamp; Board of Ordnance mark. Ordnance pattern brass furniture, swivel ramrod belt hook to l/h side.
Near Mint Condition, barrel bright finished near perfect un-marked wood
See De Witt Bailey, 'The Pattern 1824 Sea Service', J.A.A.S. (March 2013), vol. XXI, no. 1, pp. 11-15