Original British Manufactured EIC Model 1843 Percussion Cavalry Horse Pistol - Cleaned and Complete

Item Description

Original Item: Only one available. This is a standard British EIC Cavalry Pistol adopted in 1843 fitted with is known as the new series side lock". This pistol replaced the Model of 1840 that had the "old series side lock" which appeared (but wasn’t) to have been constructed from flintlock parts. This pattern 1843 became the principal handgun of the East India Company up until it was taken over by the British home Government in 1859.

IMA recovered this pistol from Nepal in 2003. It is complete and cleaned, and features the EIC rampant lion logo on the lock, clear British proofs on the barrel as well as the stamping:



The bottom of the barrel is marked to BARNETT, EZRA MILLWAD with Various inspection stamps and an X assembly mark.

The stock is also maker marked to SYNER WETHERLY also with an X assembly mark.

Pistol feature a "trapped" swivel ramrod, for use of horseback and a lanyard ring to the butt.

See the wonderful work by David Harding, "SMALL ARMS OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY" Volume 2 pages 302 to 308 for full details including the original acquisition cost to the EIC of 32 Shillings, at today's rate of exchange that would only be $2.40 each!

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