A Back Action Percussion Officers Pistol

A Percussion Back Action Pistol by Fenton of London.
£750.00

ID: 5597

A Percussion Back Action Pistol by Fenton of London. With sighted octagonal barrel, decorated with a geometric band at the muzzle, signed ‘FENTON’ on the top flat, foliate engraved breech inlaid with double platinum lines, profusely engraved steel tang, foliate engraved back-action lock, signed FENTON LONDON along the top, cock decorated en suite, full-stocked in walnut, cut with chequering at the grip, with a vacant white metal escutcheon, foliate engraved trigger guard with pineapple finial, fitted with a captive ramrod. 


FENTON

Richard Gunmaker, 19 Shoemaker Row, Blackfriars, 1792 - 1815. Free of Loriners Co. by redemption, 1807. Devised improved rifle sights incorporating platinum strip, 1808. Member of the Duke of Cumberlands Sharpshooters, won Gold Medal, 1810. 


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