A Very Good Wm IV Flintlock Pattern 1824 Sea Service Pistol. 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 cock. Walnut full stock stamped with inspector's marks & stamp; Board of Ordnance mark. Ordnance pattern brass furniture, swivel ramrod & belt hook to l/h side.
Very Good Condition, with original dark blue/black finish, minor dents to wood.
See De Witt Bailey, 'The Pattern 1824 Sea Service', J.A.A.S. (March 2013), vol. XXI, no. 1, pp. 11-15