Saturday, June 19, 2010

Featured Artifact: English Double Barreled Flintlocked Pistol


*Photos by Steve Newfield, a volunteer from the Cultural Resources Division.


The barrel is 6'' long, its caliber is about .35. The pistol contains Birmingham proof marks (crown and sceptre) on barrels. Birmingham hall marks are on the silver mask; anchor, lion and date letter (1781-82). The barrels are brass. The lock is marked "London" on the left side. The pistol contains silver wire on its grip. It only has one hammer and contains a silver plate on the grip engraved, "GL".

The pistol is from the late American Revolution, and reportedly captured in the Revolutionary War.

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