The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Pistol with ramrod
  • Pistol with ramrod
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Algeria
  • 1765 - 1820
  • Steel, wood, silver and coral, engraved and embossed
  • Length: 54 cm
    Weight: 1.08 kg
  • Inscription: '115' Engraved
  • OA2041
  • Oriental Armoury
Further Reading
  • Full-stocked in silver and profusely inlaid with carved pieces of coral, these muzzle-loading flint-lock pistols are amongst the most colourful and exotic of their type ever to be made. A number of similarly-decorated pistols, together with matching long-guns decorated en suite, were presented to George III by the Algerian Ambassador on behalf of the Bey of Algiers in 1811 and again in 1819. Some of these remain in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle.