An East India Company Flintlock Cavalry Pistol. 15" overall, 9" round browned barrel with London proof marks. Baker's pattern lock with rounded lock plate and rampant lion EIC mark with EIC Inspector's mark. Throat hole flattened,cock with semi-waterproof bridled pan, chamfered frizzen spring. Regulation brass work. Flattened butt cap with lanyard ring, sideplate of New Land pattern. Brass fore end cap, swivel ramrod retained by large spring.
In mint unissued condition, all original blacking.
Baker's pattern pistol introduced in 1819 and still in service in the early 1850s.
See ‘Firearms of The East India Company 1600-1856 Vol II’ by D Harding, pages 296-301