A Silver Mounted Flintlock Pistol by Barbar of London. With round three-stage turn-off cannon barrel, stamped with London proofs and Foreigners mark beneath the breech, border engraved box-lock action decorated with scrolls of foliage and signed ‘BARBAR’ to the right and ‘LONDON’ to the left sliding trigger guard safety catch, swelling walnut butt inlaid with scrolling silver wire, with silver grotesque mask.
James Son of Lewis apprentice to father, 1714; free of Gunmakers Co. and proof piece passed, 1722. Elected Assistant, 1737. Master, 1742. Appointed Gentleman Armourer to George II, 1741. Furbisher at Hampton Court, resigned, 1767. Gunmaker, Portugal St., 1726-67; Dover St., 1739-67. Died 1773.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Bore: 54 Bore
Barrel Length: 4 Inches (10.16 cm)
Overall Length: 8 Inches (20.32 cm)