Photos and copy supplied by Robert Weil.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
English Flintlock Horse Pistol c 1660
A very rare horse pistol circa 1660. This pistol can be attributed to the London gun maker Staci (1625-1690). Because the pistol has no proof it was made before 1675 when proofs became law. The lock is not signed but is again a typical form. The pistol itself is 21 inches in length and has a 14 inch three stage barrel. The full English walnut stock shows some ware, but is still in good condition. The plain rounded lock is in excellent condition with a very strong main spring. Good iron mounts and original ramrod. This type of pistol was favored by English cavalry officers.