A .56” ship’s percussion belt pistol
A .56” ship’s percussion belt pistol by Pritchett c 1840-1850, of East India Company type. The barrel is stamped with London gunmaker’s proofmarks (faint),and the lock is stamped Pritchett, and fitted with a steel belt hook and regulation brass mounts. The fullstock is deeply carved with rack number, XVI, and fitted with a brass tipped wooden ramrod. Lightly pitted, the brass not cleaned, stock chipped in front of lock with small crack beneath lock.
Barrel length 10” (25.8cms) Overall length 16½” (42cms)
Richard Ellis Pritchett, Chamber Street, London, was contractor to Ordnance from 1823, and to the E.I.C. from 1821-1851