A Pair of Flintlock Cannon Barrel Pistols by Archer of London. With brass three-stage turn-off barrels, numbered ‘1’ and ‘2’ stamped below with Tower of London private proofs, engraved box-lock actions signed ‘ARCHER’ on a foliate scroll to one side and ‘LONDON’ on the other, sliding trigger guard safety catches, swelling walnut butts with silver grotesque masks, steel trigger guards decorated with foliage on the bow.
- ‘Armourer, Aldgate, London, 1753’ inscription on flintlock pistol in private collection.
Gunmake, Birmingham, 1776-1807. Marked guns ‘London’.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Bore: 25 Bore