A Crisp Over & Under Percussion Pocket Pistol by Tipping & Lawden, With round turn-off barrels decorated with bands of foliage at the muzzles, foliate engraved breech, border engraved box-lock action, decorated on both panels with scrolling foliage and signed above on the tang, ’TIPPING & LAWDEN’ engraved dolphin hammer, chequered walnut grip with foliate engraved silver butt trap. The pistol retains a large amount of original finish and is in good working order.
Tipping & Lawden [1840-1877]
Under Royal Government contract made brass mounted naval percussion pistols. Also made four barrel metallic cartridge pistols after the Sharps U.S. Patent. Shop in Birmingham.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.
Bore: 120 Bore
Barrel Length: 1.75 Inches (4.5 cm)
Overall Length: 6 Inches (15 cm)