With browned octagonal barrel, with traces of engraving reading ‘MAKER to his Majesty’ with gold poincon ‘INNES’ and single gold line, foliate engraved tang, stepped, bevelled lock signed ‘INNES’ , sliding safety catch replaced, with rain-proof pan (some losses) half-stocked in walnut and cut with crisp chequering, with engraved steel trigger guard and pineapple finial, engraved fore-end cap and replacement ramrod. Mechanically fine, the set trigger working perfectly.
Innes, Francis [1773-1800]
Shop in Edinburgh, Scotland. Had Royal Warrant. Made all metal flintlock pistols with scroll butt and cased flintlock duelling pistols, also made single and double barrel flintlock fowling pieces and Ferguson flintlock breech-loading rifles. Had Royal Government contract for flintlock holster pistols and flintlock muskets.
Barrel Length: 9 Inches (22.86 cm)
Overall Length: 14 Inches (35.56 cm)