East India Company Marked Cabine Caliber Flintlock Pistol

.66" caliber. 9" barrel length. SN: NSN. Single-shot smoothbore flintlock pistol with full length stock and "{Rampant Lion}" insignia of East India Company to lock plate below pan. Item is dated "1811" and shows various proof marks. Pistol displays a pewter finish with triggerguard and buttplate. Wood furniture appears to have been finished in dark varnish. The barrel is signed "TR" for Thomas Rood, and shows "{Crown}/V" proof to barrel and breechblock. Two additional commercial proofs to barrel appear to feature a crown over an illegible marking. Right side of lockplate features "{illegible}/2" mark. All proofs to barrel and elsewhere are rough and lack fine details. Left side of grip stamped "20". Ramrod is missing.


Good. Bore is very dark with patina and rust. Metal components show tarnish overall with some spots of patina forming to tang. Brass pieces show tarnish and handling wear. Scratches to barrel along its length in addition to mottled finish. Wood furniture has numerous mars overall including chipping to butt near buttplate. Dark finish to rear end has been worn almost completely forward of lock plate. Residue along left side of barrel near stock seam. Action functional but stiff.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000
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