Original Napoleonic Wars Era British Sea Service Flintlock Pistol
Original Item: Only One Available. This model was introduced in the early 18th century and was issued with a long 12" barrel and saw active service for a century. Up until 1762 the locks bore maker's names and years of manufacture as well as the traditional "Crown over G.R.. Thereafter, only the Crown/G.R. was used. The model evolved and by 1800 the powder pan had a spur supporting the it from both sides, however, the overall appearance of this classic Naval pistol remained relatively unchanged.
The coming of the War with France in the 1790s after the French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte forced Britain to heavily rearm and this pistol was produced in great quantities.
This example is a very nice specimen that still bears a broad arrow and what appears to be the date 1801 stamped into the wood stock. These pistols were fitted with a large belt hook on the left side opposite the lock so a sailor could use his hands for climbing the yardarm or servicing the cannons during battle.
Always considered one of the most romantic Naval Flintlock Pistols ever produced this
classic would enhance any Napoleonic Collection or Naval collection.
This product is not available for shipping in US state(s)
This product is available for international shipping.
- IMA considers all of our antique guns as non-firing, inoperable and/or inert. Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 921(a)(16) defines antique firearms as all guns made prior to 1899. This law exempts antique firearms from any form of gun control or special engineering because they are not legally considered firearms. No FFL, C&R or any license is required to posses, transport, sell or trade Antique guns. All rifles and muskets sold by IMA that were manufactured prior to 1899 are considered Antiques by the US BATF (United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms). Therefore, all of IMA's Antique guns may be shipped to all US States and most nations around the world.
These antique guns are not sold in live condition. They are sold as collector’s items or as wall hangers. Any attempt at restoring an antique gun to be operational is strongly discouraged and is done so at the risk of the customer. By purchasing an antique gun from IMA you thereby release IMA, its employees and corporate officers from any and all liability associated with use of our Antique guns.
Pre-1899 Manufacture, no licenses required, allowed to ship to almost any deliverable address across the globe. Please note that for international shipping, these MUST be shipped using UPS WW Services.
- Not eligible for payment with Paypal or Amazon