With round three-stage turn-off barrel stamped below with London proofs, engraved steel action signed ‘LONOND’ on one side and ‘BARBAR’ on the other, sliding trigger guard safety, rounded butt inlaid with scrolling wire.
James Son of Lewis, apprenticed 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.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.