British Pattern 1839 Sea Service Pistol for Coast Guard Use

.56 caliber (pistol bore). 6" pinned round barrel. No S/N. Blued barrel, color casehardened lock and hammer, brass furniture, walnut stock, steel belt hook. Single shot, smoothbore percussion pistol with captive ramrod. Lock marked with the {British Crown / VR} / TOWER 1846 with small {Crown-Broad Arrow} inspection. Barrel with British military proofs. Stock with Board of Ordnance BO/{Broad Arrow} ownership mark and numerous small inspection marks.


Very good to near fine. Retains much of the dulled and thinned blued finish with some nice traces of case color on the lock. Clear markings throughout. Mechanically functional, fair bore is moderately pitted, dark and heavily oxidized. Stock crisp with fine markings with the only detraction being a crack at the upper rear of the lock mortise.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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