A Rare Double Barrelled Side by Side Flintlock Pistol by Ryan & Watson, London. With round turn-off barrels, decorated with a band of geometric design at the muzzle ends and line engraving at the breech, numbered ‘2’ and ‘3’ and struck with London proofs, border engraved box-lock actions, signed ‘LONDON’ within an oval surrounded by a panoply of arms, and ‘Ryan & Watson’ to the left, sliding thumb-piece safety catch that also locks the pan, slab sided walnut grip, in nice clean condition overall.
RYAN & WATSON
Gunmakers, Birmingham, 1799-1820. Marked guns ‘LONOND’.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.