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Contents

                  

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Part 1 – Introduction and Overview of English Flintlock Pistols

 

 

      Chapter 1      Foreword        

           5

      Chapter 2      Dedication      

           7

      Chapter 3      Preface             

           9

                                Personal footnotes to the preface

        11

      Chapter 4      Chart: The evolution of the English flintlock pistol     

        12

      Chapter 5      Introduction and overview    

        15

      Chapter 6      Difficulties with the dating of pistols 

        17

      Chapter 7      Principles of operation of flintlock pistols     

      21

 

 

Part 2 – Flintlock Pistol Types

 

 

 

      Chapter 8      Sidelock pistols            

        31

      Chapter 9      “Queen-Anne” pistols

     109

      Chapter 10    Boxlock pistols          

   118

 

 

Part 3 – Components of Flintlock Pistols

 

 

 

      Chapter 11    Contents of Part 3       

     153

 

 

Part 4 – Addenda

 

 

 

      Chapter 12    Dating template           

     311

      Chapter 13    Glossary           

     325

      Chapter 14    Bibliography  

     343

      Chapter 15    Bore Sizes and ball weights   

   344

 

 

Index                            

   347


 

 

Dates: 

Dates shown in underlined bold italics, eg 1797, have been confirmed by specimens specifically dated by silver hallmarks, engraved dates, serial numbers, or known history. 

Dates in plain type, e.g. c1805, are estimates by authors such as Neal, Back, Blackmore, Dixon, Atkinson, Burgoyne, Hawkins etc.  A ‘c’ preceding a date signifies ‘circa’ (meaning ‘about’), and indicates probably ± 5 years, e.g. c1785 means between 1780 and 1790. 

Dates followed by a question mark, e.g. c1740? are approximations made by the author on the basis of evidence which is inadequate to give a firm degree of confidence.

 

 

 

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