A Crisp Pair of Rifled Percussion Pistols by Lill of Louth. With re-blued turn-off barrels, decorated with a band of foliage at the muzzles and a band at the breech end, stamped with Birmingham proofs beneath, foliate engraved brass box-lock actions signed ‘LILL’ on one side and ‘LOUTH’ on the other, re-blued dolphin hammers, chequered walnut butts with vacant oval escutcheons: in an associated velvet lined box with a good little powder flask. A nice set.
LILL [about 1840]
Made percussion pocket pistols. Shop at Louth, Lincolnshire.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.
Bore: 54 Bore
Barrel Length: 4.5 cm
Overall Length: 14.5 cm