Sea Service Pistols

Sea Service Pistols are Holster or Belt sized pistols that are distinguished by being largely made of brass and having a side clip on the body of the pistol that allows the weapon to be hooked to the owner’s holster or belt. On land a dropped pistol is an inconvenience. At sea it can be a financial loss if the weapon goes overboard. These pistols are made in either Dog Lock or Flintlock styles.

Naval pistol

French Naval ‘Sea Service’ Pistol

Naval Pistol reverse side

French Naval Pistol reverse side

Note the clip in the top picture.