ENGLISH FLINT PISTOL
An English flint pistol. Made approximately 1790- 1810. An extremely superior condition for something this old. Made by H.W. Mortimer, an English maker active during that period. These are sometimes known as a coat or traveling pistol. And obviously used for self-protection. The only detriment is an age crack on the stock right at the lock plate screw on the left side. It has some minimal refinements such as light engraving on the tang, lock plate and a pineapple finial on the trigger guard. The cleaning rod has a bone tip. The pistol was probably one of a pair and shows no evidence of having been fired. The slight wear is due to handling over 200 years.