A Crisp Double Barrelled Percussion Pistol by Mabson, Labron & Mabson. With round sighted barrels, engraved breech block, foliate engraved tang. Singed, border engraved back-action locks, fitted with sliding safety catches, cocks decorated en suite, half-stocked in walnut and cut with chequering at the grip. Engraved steel trigger guard, decorated with a spray of foliage on the bow and a stylised pineapple finial, steel ramrod pipe decorate with foliage, barrel retained by barrel key with white metal escutcheons left and right. Replacement ramrod. In good clean order.
Dunderdale, Mabson & Co [1780-1813]
Shop in Birmingham. Made screw barrel boxlock flintlock pocket pistols with folding trigger.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.
John Free of Gunmakers Co by redemption 1815.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.