A Crisp Percussion Pocket Pistol by Mace of Reading. With round turn-off barrel (frozen) decorated with a geometric band at the muzzle and a breech, stamped with Birmingham proofs and ’42’, border engraved box-lock action, profusely engraved with scrolling foliage, signed ‘I MACE’ within an oval to the left and ‘READING’ to the right, fitting with sliding safety catch, fold down trigger, finely chequered walnut butt with lion head butt cap, vacant rectangular escutcheon.
MACE, L [1800-1820]
Shop at Reading, Berkshire. Made flintlock pocket and travelling pistols. Name changed to Mace & Evans from 1820 to 1835.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.
Bore: 42 Bore
Barrel Length: 1.5 Inches (3.81 cm)
Overall Length: 5.5 Inches (13.97 cm)