A Crisp Pair of Flintlock Pocket Pistols by Bond of London. With round turn-off barrels stamped below with London proofs, border engraved box-lock actions decorated with with stands of arms and signed within an oval ‘P. BOND’ to the right and ‘LONDON’ to the left, blued sliding safety catches that also lock the pans, hammers and frizens retain a large amount of original colour, slab sided walnut grips.
Philip, John, Joseph, Son of Edward, apprenticed to Thomas Tringham 1774; free of Goldsmiths Co., 1871. Gunmaker and Sword Cutler, 45 Cornhill, 1794-1816; 59 Lombard Street., 1794-1803. Viewer to Hudson’s Bay Co., 1790-1815. Died 1816.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Barrel Length: 1.5 Inches (3.81 cm)
Overall Length: 5.75 Inches (14.60 cm)