A William IV New Land pattern pistol 15 ½” overall, 9” round barrel, stepped bolted border engraved lockplate, ring neck border engraved cock, barrel stamped with a crowned MR for Portugal. Walnut fullstock with board of Ordnance mark, butt drilled for lanyard thong, domed brass butt cap, trigger guard and sideplate, swivel ramrod
Very good condition, much original finish.
Note: Great Britain supplied Portugal with ordnance pistols during and after the Napoleonic Wars. They were marked with the sovereigns cipher, either JR for Joao VI (1799-1826) or Maria I (1828-53). See page 66, British Military Pistols 1603-1888 by R.E. Brooker, Jr.
Provenance Robert E Brooker Jr Collection author of British Military Pistols 1603-1888. Collection No. 1504