A Rare Flintlock Over & Under Pistol by Tatham of London. With browned round barrels with blade sight, stamped with gold poincon â€˜TATHAM LONDONâ€™ at the breech, with single platinum line and platinum touch holes, foliate engraved tang fitted with rear-sight, steel ramrod and belt clip fitted to the right hand side of the barrels and stamped below â€˜WSâ€™. Stepped bevelled locks, signed â€˜TATHAMâ€™ at the rear and decorated with sprays of foliage, unusual cocks border line engraved, top-jaws engraved with a sun-burst, half-stocked in walnut, cut with chequering at the grip, engraved steel mounts comprising foliate engraved butt-cap, border engraved trigger guard decorated with foliage and numbered on a shield, some engraving refreshed. An incredibly scarce pistol.
Henry born 1770. At Firth St. Sword Cutler and Beltmaker-in-Ordinary to George III, 1798; Gunmaker to Prince of Wales, 1798. Gunmaker & Sword Cutler, 37 Charring Cross, 1800-33 (in partnership with Joseph Egg as Tatham & Egg at the same address, 1801-14). Also at 60 Firth St., Soho, 1805-8. Supplied Ordnance with Malaysian â€˜Cressesâ€™ [Kris] 1801, presentation rifles for Indian Chiefs, 1816. Died 1835. Succeeded by Henry.
Bore: 15 Bore
Barrel Length: 7.5 Inches (19.05 cm)
Overall Length: 12.5 Inches (31.75 cm)