A Crisp Pair of Percussion Back-Action Pistols by Harkom of Edinburgh. With browned sighted octagonal barrels, signed ‘HARKOM EDINBURGH’ along the top flats, case-hardened breech plugs with platinum vents, foliate engraved tangs incorporating back-sights, border engraved back-action locks, signed ‘HARKOM’ and decorated with sprays of foliage, full stocked in walnut, cut with a band of chequering at the grip, flat butts, with vacant white-metal escutcheons, engraved steel furniture comprising trigger guards with pineapple finials and fitted with captive ramrods.
Joseph [about 1850] Made percussion pepperboxes and cased percussion pistols with sash hooks. Also percussion holster pistols with swivel ramrod. Shop in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.
Bore: 32 Bore
Barrel Length: 5.5 Inches (14 cm)
Overall Length: 11 Inches (28 cm)