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Regimental pattern flintlock pistol used by Lieutenant-General Richard St George, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, Dublin, 1740 (c)

The effective range of a flintlock pistol was very short, and they were frequently used alongside the sword or cutlass. Pistols were usually smoothbore although rifled pistols were also produced.

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NAM. 1994-06-4-1


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National Army Museum, Study Collection

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