1812 History
Officer's Flintlock Pistol- c. 1800-1830


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Object
Description:
This officer's flintlock pistol features a brass butt plate, a trigger guard and a ramrod holder. The pistol is made of walnut with a steel barrel. This pistol dates from 1800-1830 and would likely be similar to those used in the War of 1812.

This ramrod is wood with a brass cap. It was likely used to aid in the loading of a firearm.

Further research conducted in 2010 states the British Light Dragoon Pistol dates from 1760 - 1780. It has a rammer and brass end and has a missing frisson cover.
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
971.158
Geographic Coverage:
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum
Terms of Use:
Please contact the Niagara Historical Society & Museum for any reproductions of this image.
Contact
Niagara Historical Society Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

43 Castlereagh Street

P.O. Box 208

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

L0S 1J0

Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










Officer's Flintlock Pistol- c. 1800-1830


This officer's flintlock pistol features a brass butt plate, a trigger guard and a ramrod holder. The pistol is made of walnut with a steel barrel. This pistol dates from 1800-1830 and would likely be similar to those used in the War of 1812.

This ramrod is wood with a brass cap. It was likely used to aid in the loading of a firearm.

Further research conducted in 2010 states the British Light Dragoon Pistol dates from 1760 - 1780. It has a rammer and brass end and has a missing frisson cover.