A 10-Bore Flintlock Horse Pistol by Columbell of London. With sighted two-stage, brass barrel (the sight possibly a working life addition) signed ‘COLUMBELL LONDON’ along the top and stamped with London proofs, plain steel tang grooved for rear-sight, border engraved banana-lock, full-stocked in walnut with raised mouldings around the tang and lock, (some evidence of old repairs) heavy brass mounts comprising, long eared butt-cap, plain side plate (small repair) thick trigger guard and ramrod pipes, with horn-tipped ramrod with worm.
David Apprenticed to Gerrett Johnson, 1712. Gunmaker, King Streetm Westminster, allowed to bind apprentices in Gunmakers Co., 1734-56; Parliament Street, Westminster, 1763. Gunmaker to Ordnance, 1765; East India Co., 1761.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Barrel Length: 9 Inches (22.86 cm)
Overall Length: 15 Inches (38.10 cm)