English Pattern 1796 Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol Circa 1800
Very Good, English Pattern 1796 Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol, circa 1800. In original flintlock configuration, .66 caliber smoothbore (Carbine Bore), pin fastened 9”barrel.
$1,500.00

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Very Good, English Pattern 1796 Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol, circa 1800. In original flintlock configuration, .66 caliber smoothbore (Carbine Bore), pin fastened 9” barrel with a baluster turned breech. Top of breech is marked with two Board of Ordnance proof marks &, “VIII” under the touch hole. Regulation Pattern, molded & carved, full length English walnut stock with brass hardware. Raised beaver tail apron at barrel tang with pointed-finial triggerguard & lobed, screw fastened butt cap with short side terminals. Single barrel type ramrod pipe with replaced plain wooden ramrod. Stock is marked with numerous acceptance/inspector marks including, “Broad Arrow” marked on top of grip & a “T” stock inspector mark behind sideplate along with a “III” & “3” marking under the sideplate. The earlier replaced lockplate is marked with faint maker’s signature, “BRANDER” under the powder pan with decorative “hound’s-tooth” style engraving above signature. William Brander of London, UK was a noted gunsmith & military supplier/contractor from 1767-1779, thus putting the lock on this pistol 40 years older than the newer Pattern 1796 stock & barrel. Lock remains with original components with flat gooseneck hammer, a bridle-less powder pan, rounded working period refaced frizzen & a “trefoil” type frizzen spring. Overall very good condition, barrel & lockplate show matching smooth steel gray surfaces, with some expected signs of use & light pitting. Nicely toned brass furniture with a smooth mustard age patina. A nice example of the English Light Dragoon Pattern Pistol with a replaced mechanism.

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