An Early Cannon-Barrelled Flintlock Pocket Pistol by Jackson of Maidstone. With three-stage turn-off cannon barrel, decorated with foliage at the breech and signed ‘MAIDSTONE’ along the top, foliate engraved tang, border engraved signed lock, foliate engraved cock, half-stocked in walnut, inlaid with scrolling silver wire at the breech, with brass mounts comprising side-plate comprising stands of arms, vacant brass escutcheon, grotesque mask butt cap, engraved foliate trigger guard with acorn finial.
Joseph Apprenticed to George Markby, 1744; turned over to Peter Gandon, 1749; free of Gunmakers Co. 1752. Gunmaker, Fetter Lane, 1755. Appointed Lieutenant, Honourable Artillery Co., 1763.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Bore: 28 Bore
Barrel Length: 5 Inches (12.7 cm)
Overall Length: 9.5 Inches (22.86 cm)