A Rare Flintlock EIC Pattern Long Sea Service Pistol. 19 ¼” overall, 12” barrel with London proofs and EIC inspector’s stamps. The flat lockplate stamped 1808 on tail, with EIC Lion mark and inspector’s 2 over Crown stamp, rounded pan, ring neck cock. Walnut full stock,with EIC bale stamp on wrist, regulation brass furniture, with iron belt hook. Brass tipped ramrod.
In good condition, lock with some old pitting, belt hook and ramrod later replacements.See ‘An introduction to The East India Company Smallarms c1775-1851’ by D.F. Harding page 141.