A Flintlock Pistol by Heylin of London. With swamped brass barrel stamped with London proofs and Heylins barrel smith mark, and engraved CORNHILL LONDON within a border, plain steel tang, border engraved lock decorated with a spray of foliage at the tail, full-stocked in walnut, with brass trigger guard and ramrod pipes, with brass tipped ramrod.
Joseph, Gunmaker, at the Cross Guns, Cornhill, 1757 .Made free of Gunmakers Co., by redemption, proof piece & mark, 1757. Elected Assistant, 1773; Master in 1777. Gunmaker and stone crossbow maker, 48 Cornhill, 1757-79; 100 Bishopsgate Within, 1780-1; Aldersgate Street 1796. Contractor to East India Co., 1773-7; Hudson Bay Co., 1775-7; African Merchants Co., 1760. Died 1801.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Bore: 18 Bore
Barrel Length: 8 Inches (20.32 cm)
Overall Length: 13.5 Inches (34.29 cm)