A Scarce Tatham Over & Under Flintlock Pistol

A Rare Flintlock Over & Under Pistol by Tatham of London
£7,500.00

ID: 5097

A Rare Flintlock Over & Under Pistol by Tatham of London. With browned round barrels with blade sight, stamped with gold poincon ‘TATHAM LONDON’ 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 ‘WS’. Stepped bevelled locks, signed ‘TATHAM’ 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. 


TATHAM

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 ‘Cresses’ [Kris] 1801, presentation rifles for Indian Chiefs, 1816. Died 1835. Succeeded by Henry. 


Dimensions:

Bore: 15 Bore

Barrel Length: 7.5 Inches (19.05 cm)

Overall Length: 12.5 Inches (31.75 cm)

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