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
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date:
2010
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
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1932 Welland Canals Parkway P.O. Box 3012 St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
Phone: 905-984-8880

Flintlock Pistol
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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.