Flintlock pistol

Object Number: 
1911.66
Date: 
1770-1790
Medium: 
Wood, iron, silver, flint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 in. ( 19 cm ) Part (barrel): 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: barrel bottom: "LONDON"; also two English barrel proofs that have a crown above 2 crossed scepters. stamped: top barrel: "DAVIDSON"
Description: 
Wood, iron, and silver flintlock pistol; cannon barrel with stamped proofs, marks, and engraved drum and flags at top near breech; bag handle with inlaid silver wire scrolls, a buttcap in the shape of a face, a shield-shaped escutcheon plate with scrolled borders and a shell top, and a design of fallen flags; brown pistol flint sheathed in cloth.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Catherine Augusta DePeyster
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group