A Good Cased 100-Bore Six-Shot Percussion Pepperbox Revolver by Blanch of London. With fluted six-shot barrel clock, decorated with a band of engraving at the muzzle and cut with ribs, stamped with London proofs at the breech rounded tutaneg action, engraved with scrolling foliage and signed, ‘J. BLANCH LONDON’ along the back-strap, scroll engraved steel trigger guard, with highly figured slab walnut grips: in its original lined partitioned case, line in green baise with original trade label, powder flask, bullet mould and loading rod. A nice clean set.
John Born 1784, Apprentice to Jackson Mortimer, 1800; free of Farriers Co. 1811. Elected Assistant, 1827; Master, 1834. Married his master’s daughter, Ann, and established business, 1809. Worked first for John Manton and then in partnership with father in law as Mortimer & Blanch, 1811-12. Gunmaker, 39 Fish St., 1826-48. At 25 Hanover St. Camberwell, 1841 Census (age 57). With son William, became John Blanch & Son.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Barrel Length: 3 Inches (7.62 cm)
Overall Length: 7.5 Inches (19.05 cm)