This British New Land Pattern pistol dates to the first decade of the 1800s. The smooth-bore barrel is 9" long, chambered in 0.8". The lock is Tower-marked, as well as sovereign-monogrammed with a crowned GR and a broad arrow, indicating the property of George III. Barrel is proofed and viewed, and pistol carries several inspection markings, including the captive ramrod. The lock mechanism holds the cock, and the spring is strong. The wood of the stock shows wear and bruising, but no cracks or repairs, and retains all of its original varnish.
This historic pistol was carried by an English cavalry trooper in the Napoleonic Wars.