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Object Name Pistol
Object Number 1879.1.9
Collection Stafford
Description English flintlock pistol; brass with two pieces of wood sandwiched around brass to form handle; handle curves like a comma; breech is squarish, barrel is round; breech, hammer, and striking mechanism is complicated; hammer is held straight up inside a bracket which sits inside breech area; in front is a protective plate held in place by several screws; trigger is attached to hammer through the breech and sticks out straight below breech; on left side of breech is etched "P. BOND"; on right side is etched "CORNHILL// LONDON"; on under side of barrel just in front of breech, two small crowns are etched into brass;
Date 1776
Dimensions L-8.268 inches
Material brass; wood; metal;
Event Revolutionary War
Provenance According to a handwritten note this English flintlock pistol was dug out of Assunpink Creek , near the site of the battle of Trenton (N.J.) where the combat between the British & Americans took place in the Revolutionary War. "
People Bond, P.
Stafford, Sarah
Search Terms Assunpink Creek
pistol
Revolutionary War
English flintlock pistol
P. Bond of Cornhill, London
Revolutionary War
Trenton, NJ
military equipment