A Cased Pair of Brass Barrelled Flintlock Officers Pistols by Higham. With brass octagonal barrels stamped with Birmingham proofs and ‘WARRINGTON’ along the top flats, engraved with a band of foliage at the breech, foliate engraved steel tangs, signed stepped, bevelled lockscocks decorated en suite, full-stocked in walnut with shield shaped white metal escutcheons, with brass furniture comprising trigger guards decorated with flower heads on the bows and pineapple finials, turned brass ramrod pipes with brass tipped ramrods: in an associated gun box, lined in green baise with accessories including three-way powder flask, bullet mould, turn-screw etc.
Higham, G. & E. [about 1820]
Made boxlock flintlock pocket pistols. Shop in Warrington, Lancashire.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.
Bore: 28 Bore
Barrel Length: 8 Inches (20.32 cm)
Overall Length: 13 Inches (33.02 cm)