A Silver Mounted Flintlock Over & Under Tap-Action Pistol by Probin of London. With turn-off barrels decorated with band of scrolling foliage at the muzzle, and geometric designs at the breech, border engraved box-action signed within a scroll against a foliate background on one side and London on a scroll on the other, figured flat-sided walnut butt profusely inlaid with solver wire, with vacant oval escutcheon, stamped with London proofs at the breech.
Henry From Snow Hill, Birmingham, Gunmaker, 20 Goswell Road, Died 1835 (aged 39).
John Gunmaker, 29 Lisle St., Leicester Square, 1826-41. 70 Strand 1842; 11 Agar Steet, Strand, 1843-6; 115 St. Martin Lane, 1846. Another John Probin, Birmingham, Circa 1770-1800 sometimes marked guns London.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.