c. 1777-1780 American Revolutionary War to War or 1812 Era, British Military Royal Navy Flintlock Long Sea Service Pistol with Belt Hook. Very Good. This Royal Navy British Military Flintlock Long Sea Service Pistol with original Belt Hook is 19.5" in overall length. It has a 12", .57 caliber (regulation) round steel barrel marked with 2 Tower Proofs underneath a very heavy rough age patina obscured by heavy pitting. The top jaw and screw is frozen, yet its lock functions. It has Brass regulation furniture, the Lock is marked "TOWER" with a "CROWN" over "GR" (King George III) and a "CROWN" over “BROAD ARROW' (Government Ownership mark). Its stock is marked just above the rear of the lock with the Stores Keeper mark, "CROWN" over "BROAD ARROW" and date mark, for when it was returned to arsenal stores "1805". Multiple Inspector's Stamps on the stock which is solid with typical normal minor scratches and dings from years of service. An “untouched” Sea Service Pistol that is in good working order and that may well have seen active service and use in the American Revolutionary War.
Ref: See; BATTLE WEAPONS of the American Revolution. by, George C. Neumann. c. 1998, pp. 14, 248-249. Also see; BOARDER AWAY II Firearms of the Age of Fighting Sail. by, William Gilkerson. c. 1993, pp. 225- (245) 276.