A Silver Mounted Flintlock Pocket Pistol by Knubley

A 32-Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol by Knubley of London.
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A 32-Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol by Knubley of London. With round turn-off barrel, decorated with a band of foliage at the muzzle, stamped below with London proofs and decorated with sprays of foliage left and right, brass action signed ‘Knubley’ within an oval surrounded by a panoply of arms to the left and signed ‘London’ within an oval to the right, thumb piece safety-catch, figured rounded butt profussley inlaid with silver wire scrolls and flower heads, with scarce ‘Rampant Lion’ mask stamped with silver hallmarks for ….


KNUBLEY

John Gunmaker, Otley, Yorkshire, 1771. Sword Cutler & Gunmaker, 11 Charing Cross, 1786-93; 7 Charing Cross, 1794. Gunmaker to Prince of Wales, Duke of Clarence and Prince Edward. Contractor to Ordnance (canon locks, trade muskets, pistols and broadswords), 1790-4. Business taken over by Samuel Brunn, continued under Knubley name until 1797. Succeeded by John Mallett. 


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

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