A Beautiful 40-Bore Pocket Pistol by Henshaw of London. With round turn-off barrel, engraved ‘LONDON’ along the top, decorated with a geometric band where the barrel meets the action, border engraved box-lock action, decorated with stands of arms and fitted with a sliding safety catch, chequered walnut butt with Mortimer style fluted butt, vacant oval escutcheon. An unusual pistol in superb untouched condition.
William, Gunmaker, 279 Strand, 1780; 181 Strand, 1784-91; 44 New Bond Street., 1801-8. 1788 Contractor to East India Co., 1772-1822. Died 1822.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Bore: 40 Bore
Barrel Length: 4.25 Inches (10.8 cm)
Overall Length: 9.25 Inches (23.5 cm)