A Flintlock Cannon Barrel Pocket Pistol by Joyner. With three-stage turn-off cannon barrel, stamped below with London proofs, border engraved brass box-lock action, signed on rococo scrolls, ‘JOYNER’ to the left and ‘LONDON’ to the right, slab sided walnut butt, foliate engraved steel trigger guard that slides forward to lock the cock.
John Apprenticed to Charles Pickfatt, 1747; free of Gunmakers Co., 1758. Proof piece & mark, 1761. Elected Assistant, 1769; Master, 1773. Gunmaker, Holborn opposite Hatton Gdn., 1763. Viewer of Hudson’s Bay Company, 1764-9. Died 1774.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher.
Bore: 54 Bore
Barrel Length: 2.5 Inches (6.35 cm)
Overall Length: 8 Inches (20.32 cm)