A Crisp 54-Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol by Ellis of London, Circa 1850. With round turn-off barrel, decorated with a band of foliage at the muzzle. Stamped beneath with Birmingham proofs, deeply engraved box-lock action, signed ‘ELLIS’ within an oval surrounded by arms, to the right and ‘LONDON’ to the left. fitted with a sliding safety catch. Deeply chequered walnut butt with rectangular silver escutcheon, signed ‘I D’ with silver lions head butt cap. In lovely unmolested condition overall, retiring traces of original finish.
Ellis W. [about 1840]
Made cased pairs of percussion traveling pistols. Shop in London.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.
Bore: 54 Bore
Barrel Length: 1.5 Inches (3.81 cm)
Overall Length: 6 Inches (15.24 cm)