A Cased Pair of Silver Inlaid Flintlock Pocket Pistols by Bass of London, With round steel turn-off barrels, steel box-lock frames, stamped with London proofs, decorated with stands of arms and signed within ovals two the left and right, ‘London’ to the left and ‘Bass’ to the right, fitted above with a sliding thumb-piece safety catch that also locks the steels, slab sided walnut butts inlaid with scrolling silver wire (both retain 100% of wire) In an associated fitted box with accessories including powder flask, bullet mould, barrel key and flints. A nice clean set.
John. Born Grantham, Lincs, 1761. In partnership with uncle, John Fox Twigg, as Twigg & Bass, 1788-90; on his own, Carrington St., Piccadilly, 1790; 19 Green Park Row, Piccadilly, 1793-4. Widow Sarah closed business, 1795.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London 1350-1850. George Shumway Publishers, USA.
Bore: 54 Bore
Barrel Length: 1.5 Inches (3.81 cm)
Overall Length: 6 Inches (15.24 cm)