A Good 28-Bore Percussion Back-Action Belt Pistol by Edward London. With sighted round barrel signed €LONDON€ along the top-flat, foliate engraved breech, profusely engraved tang incorporating rear-sight, foliate engraved back-action lock and cock, full stocked in walnut cut with a band of chequering at the grip foliate engraved trigger guard with pineapple finial, captive ramrod and plain belt clip. A very nice example.
Edward Gunmaker, 50 London Wall, 1826-7; 51 London Wall, 1828-66 (age 45 in 1841 Census): Exors of, same address, 1867-72. His trade label advertised €An assortment of rifles for Canada & the East Indies€.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Barrel Length: 4 Inches (10.16 cm)
Overall Length: 8.5 Inches (21.59 cm)