A Pair of Flintlock Pocket Pistols by Stanton of London. With round turn-off cannon barrels, stamped with London proofs, border engraved box-lock actions signed STANTON on a scroll surrounded by foliage to the left and LONDON on a scroll to the right, sliding trigger guard safety catches, slab sided walnut grips.
Jonathan Apprenticed to William Turvey, 1739, free of Gunmakers Co., 1747. Proof piece and mark, 1754. Elected Assistant, 1761; Master, 1765. Gunmaker, Nephew and Successor to William Turvey, next Furnival Inn, Holborn, from 1748, died 1766.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Bore: 54 Bore
Barrel Length: 2.5 Inches (6.35 cm)
Overall Length: 8 Inches (20.32 cm)