A Silver Mounted Flintlock Pocket Pistol by Bunney. With round three-stage turn-off cannon barrel, stamped with Tower proofs and numbered ‘1’ on both the breech and barrel, engraved steel action signed ‘LONDON’ on one side and ‘BUNNEY’ on the other, sliding trigger guard safety, slab sided butt (small repair to both sides) inlaid with scrolling silver wire.
Bunney, Joseph (3 generations: father, son, grandson) [1730-1815]
Made brass cannon barrel boxlock flintlock pocket and coach pistols, and flintlock holster pistols with Royal Cypher; also cased flintlock duelling pistols with all accessories. Shops in London and Birmingham.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.
Bore: 54 Bore
Barrel Length: 2.5 Inches (6.5 cm)
Overall Length: 8 Inches (20 cm)