A Tap Action Pistol by J & W Richards

A 50-Bore Flintlock Tap-Action Pistol by J & W Richards, London.
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A 50-Bore Flintlock Tap-Action Pistol by J & W Richards, London. With turn-off barrels decorated at muzzle and breech, numbered ‘2’ and ‘3’ and stamped with London proofs and ‘R’, line engraved box-lock action, with sliding thumb-piece safety catch, signed, ‘ J & W RICHARDS’ to the left and, ‘LONDON’ to the right, plate sided butt with vacant shield-shaped escutcheon.


J & W RICHARDS

Joseph & William Gunmakers, 16 Staining Lane, 1808-10. Factory at Birmingham where Joseph carried on alone,1815-30. Some pistols made by partners are marked ’62 Strand, London’. 


Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.


Dimensions:

Bore: 50 Bore

Barrel Length: 3 Inches (7.62 cm)

Overall Length: 7.5 Inches (19.05 cm)

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