A Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol by P. Bond of London. With belled brass barrel fitted with ramrod beneath and stamped with London proofs at the breech, border engraved action, signed ‘P.BOND’ within and oval to the left and ‘LONDON’ to the right, with sliding safety catch that also locks the pan, slab sided walnut grip. In lovely untouched condition.
Philip, John, Joseph, Son of Edward, apprenticed to Thomas Tringham 1774; free of Goldsmiths Co., 1871. Gunmaker and Sword Cutler, 45 Cornhill, 1794-1816; 59 Lombard Street., 1794-1803. Viewer to Hudson’s Bay Co., 1790-1815. Died 1816.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Barrel Length: 6 Inches (15.24 cm)
Overall Length: 11 Inches (27.94 cm)