1812 History
Flintlock Pistol
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.
Creator
I & W Richards, London, Manufacturer
Media Type
Object
Description
This type of Flintlock Pistol was used during the War of 1812.

The pistol is 6 3/4 inches from the stock to the end of the barrel. The barrel itself is metal and is 2 3/4 inch long with a 1/2 inch diameter. The pistol has a wooden handle, trigger and cock section. The trigger remains hidden until the cock section is pulled back. The walnut handle has a star design incised on both sides.

A metal plate on the barrel reads: "London", and on the opposite side: "I & W Richards".

Also, a crown with a V below it, is the London proof mark. Another crown with a GP below it, is the Gunmaker's proof of 1702.
Notes
Referred to in "Guns Through the Ages" by Geoffrey Boothroyd.
Date of Original
circa early 19th century
Dimensions
Width: 1.8 cm
Height: 2 cm
Length: 17.2 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
1977.165.2
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1547295445131 Longitude: -79.1942596435547
Donor
Gordon Peterson
Recommended Citation
Image courtesy of the St. Catharines Museum
Terms of Use
Please contact the St. Catharines Museum for any reproductions of this image
Contact
St. Catharines Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
1932 Welland Canals Parkway P.O. Box 3012 St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
Phone: 905-984-8880
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Flintlock Pistol


This type of Flintlock Pistol was used during the War of 1812.

The pistol is 6 3/4 inches from the stock to the end of the barrel. The barrel itself is metal and is 2 3/4 inch long with a 1/2 inch diameter. The pistol has a wooden handle, trigger and cock section. The trigger remains hidden until the cock section is pulled back. The walnut handle has a star design incised on both sides.

A metal plate on the barrel reads: "London", and on the opposite side: "I & W Richards".

Also, a crown with a V below it, is the London proof mark. Another crown with a GP below it, is the Gunmaker's proof of 1702.