Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1065: British Tower Pattern 1756/77 Long Sea Service Flintlock Pistol

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

British Tower Pattern 1756/77 Long Sea Service Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Tower
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 57
Barrel: 12 inch round
Finish: bright
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 59
Class: Antique

The basic Sea Service pattern was used from the mid-18th century into the early 19th century by the Royal Navy around the globe including during the French & Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812, and Napoleonic Wars. "TOWER" marked at the tail of the lock, a "crown/GR" royal cipher and "crown/broad arrow" marked at the center of the lock. "IC" stamped in the left stock flat, and "crown/broad arrow" stamped on the top right of the wrist. Provenance: The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Very good with bright metal and some scattered patches of light pitting. Stock is also very good with scattered scratches and dents, some minor chips at the edges, and defined stampings. Mechanically fine.

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