A Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol by Lowe of London. With octagonal to round barrel, belled at the muzzle, stamped with London proofs, engraved steel tang, border engraved stepped lock, fitted with a sliding safety catch signed in script beneath the pan, full-stocked in walnut, with brass mounts comprising screw escutcheon, long eared butt cap, trigger guard decorated with a flower head on the bow and pineapple finial, with ruined ramrod pipes and horn tipped ramrod.
William Son of Alexander, apprenticed to William Brander in Gunmakers CO., 1775, with father, 1788; as Lowe & Son, 1792-6. Gunmaker, 12 Parliament St., Westminster, 1796-1803.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London 1350-1850, George Shumway Publishing, York, Pennsylvania, USA.