A 16-Bore Double Barrelled Flintlock Carriage Pistol by Reddell. With round barrels connected by a central rib and signed ‘LONDON’ along the centre, decorated with a band of foliage at the breech, stamped at the side of the barrels with Birmingham proofs, beautifully engrave barrel tang incorporating grooved back-sight, stepped, bevelled locks signed ‘REDDELL’ with rollers to the frozen and water-proof pans, half-stocked in walnut cut with a band of chequering at the grip and a vacant white-metal oval escutcheon, engraved steel mounts comprising butt cap, trigger guard decorated with a shield surrounded by foliage and a pineapple finial, engraved ramrod pipe, captive ramrod. In lovely untouched condition.
George S. Gunmaker & Sword Cutler to their R.H. The Prince Regent, Dukes of Sussex & Cambridge & Royal Museum, 138 Jermyn St., 1802-13; 236 Piccadilly, 1814-19; 28 Leadenhall St., 1820-1. As Reddell & Bate, sword cutlers & toy makers, Birmingham, supplied pattern pistols to Prince Regent’s Colln., Carlton House, 1810.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Barrel Length: 7 Inches (17.78 cm)
Overall Length: 12 Inches (30.48 cm)