A 22-Bore Double Barrelled Percussion Pistol by J. Blissett, London. With browned sighted barrels, engraved ‘JOHN BLISSETT 321 HIGH HOLBORN LONDON MAKER TO HRH THE DUKE OF SUSSEX’. And fitted with a rear sight towards the breech, case-hardened foliate engraved breech with double gold line, platinum vents, signed, foliate engraved tang, foliate engraved back action locks fitted with sliding safety catches, half-stocked in walnut, cut with a band of chequering at he grip and with a vacant white metal escutcheon, white metal barrel bolt escutcheons, engraved steel butt cap with trap, profusely engraved trigger guard with stylised pineapple finial, fitted with captive ramrod, retains some original finish,
John Son of Isaac, born 1808. Gunmaker and jeweller, 74 High Holborn, 1832-5; 321 High Holborn, 1836-50 (315 High Holborn, 1847); 322 high Holborn, 1851-66. Became John Blissett & Son. Granted Regd. Design No. 1050 (air gun walking stick), 1847; British Patent No. 2069 (revolver loading lever), 1855/ Died 1872.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Barrel Length: 7 Inches (17.75 cm)
Overall Length: 12.5 Inches (31.75 cm)