An Early Flintlock Holster Pistol by J. White, London.

A Scarce Early Flintlock Holster Pistol by J. White
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A Scarce Early Flintlock Holster Pistol by J. White. With round three-stage barrel slightly swamped, cut with a sighting groove at the breech, stamped with London proofs and barrel smiths mark, ‘IW’ within a diamond, (John White 3) border engraved tang cut with sighting groove, banana lock signed under the pan, ‘J. White’ and engraved with splashes of foliage, cock decorated en-suite, frizen engraved with acanthus leaf, full stocked in walnut and with raised mouldings around the pan, tang and ramrod channel, engraved brass furniture comprising scrolling side-plate, long-eared butt-cap decorated with foliage and grotesque mask, plain trigger guard with acanthus leaf finial, and turned ramrod pipes with wooden ramrod. An incredibly scarce early pistol. 


WHITE

John. Apprentice to Henry Crips, 1698; free of Gunmakers Co., 1705. Proof piece, 1716. Elected Assistant, 1740. Gunsmith Wapping, m. 1705; Red Lion Ct., 1710. Gunmaker to Ordnance, 1717. Told Gunmakers Co. That he was a Yeoman Warder in the Tower of London, 1722. Gunmaker, Wapping, 1723. Last reference 1742.


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


Dimensions:

Bore: 18 Bore

Barrel Length: 9.25 Inches (23.5 cm)

Overall Length: 15.5 Inches (39.35 cm)

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