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.
- I & W Richards, London, Manufacturer
- Media Type
- 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.
- Referred to in "Guns Through the Ages" by Geoffrey Boothroyd.
- Date of Original
- circa early 19th century
Width: 1.8 cm
Height: 2 cm
Length: 17.2 cm
- Local identifier
- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 43.1547295445131 Longitude: -79.1942596435547
- Gordon Peterson
- Recommended Citation
- Image courtesy of the St. Catharines Museum
- Please contact the St. Catharines Museum for any reproductions of this image
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