A Pair of Turn Over Pistols by Lang

A Pair Of 80-Bore Percussion Box-Lock Turn-Over Pocket Pistols by J. Lang
£2,250.00

ID: 4977

A Pair Of 80-Bore Percussion Box-Lock Turn-Over Pocket Pistols by J. Lang, 22 Cockspur St., London, Circa 1860

With hand-rotated turn-off barrels each engraved around the muzzle, border engraved part octagonal breeches engraved with a foliate scroll on each side flat, border engraved actions decorated with scrolling foliage and each signed in full on a scroll on one side, engraved dolphin hammers and thumb piece safety-catches, folding triggers each within a foliate border, chequered figured rounded butts each with border engraved ovoidal butt-cap with hinged circular butt-trap cover decorated with a flower-head, and vacant silver escutcheons (minor rust patination), London proof marks.


LANG

Joseph Gunmaker (opened as Gun & Pistol Repository from Wilson’s Warehouse, Vigo Lane) 7 Haymarket, 1925-52 (Shooting Gallery adjoining from 1827) 22 Cockspur St., Charing Cross, 1853-74. Became Joseph Lang & Sons, eventually amalgamating with Stephen Grant, Exhibited 4 and 6 barrel revolvers, Great Exhibition, 1851. Popularised the pin-fire breechloader. Died 1869. 


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


Dimensions:

Bore: 80 Bore

Barrel Length: 1.5 Inches (3.81 cm)

Overall Length: 5.5 Inches (13.97 cm)

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