A 16-Bore Flintlock Officers Pistol by Tirebuck of London, Circa 1800. With large browned sighted octagonal barrel, with a gold band at the breech and platinum plug, beautifully engraved breech tang fitted with raised back sight, signed stepped bevelled lock fitted with a sliding safety catch that locks at half-cock, full-stocked in walnut, cut with deep chequering at the grip and horn fore-end cap, rectangular white metal vacant escutcheon, engraved steel mounts comprising trigger decorated with martial trophies on the bow with pineapple finial, completed with captive ramrod.
Tirebuck, Joseph [about 1800]
Shop on Haymarket, London. Made flintlock fowling pieces, with silver mountings of fine workmanship.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.
Joseph Gunmaker, 60 Haymarket, 1813-16.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Bore: 16 Bore
Barrel Length: 7.5 Inches (19 cm)
Overall Length: 13 Inches (32.5 cm)