A Silver Inlaid Flintlock Queen Anne Pistol by H. Delaney of London. With round turn-off cannon barrel slightly flared at the muzzle, signed breech, ‘H. DELANY LONDINI’ border engraved tang decorated with foliage, border engraved action, cock and steel, figured rounded swelling butt, inlaid with scrolling silver wire, with cast and chiselled mounts comprising escutcheon with engraved coat of arms and foliate grotesque mask.
Henry Gunmaker, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, free of Gunmakers Co. by redemption, 1715. At ‘the Cross Guns in Long Acre’, 1718. Pair of Dutch pistols seized from him by Gunmakers Co., 1721. Proved 1152 muskets, 105 pairs of pistols and 8 musketoons, 1721-31. Had James Walemsly at the Green Man, Dame St., Dublin indicted as ‘a Fraud and a Cheat’ for selling arms falsely marked with his name, 1730.
Maker of fine breechloading sporting guns and silver mounted pistols; also a large crossbow with built in cranequin (Bath Colln. Longleat).
Bore: 32 Bore
Barrel Length: 3.5 Inches
Overall Length: 6 Inches