With three-stage turn-off cannon barrel, stamped with Tower of London proofs at the breech, border engraved action decorated with sprays of foliage, signed on a scroll to the left, ‘PARKES’ swelling walnut butt decorated with scrolling silver wire inlay, Silver hallmarked butt mask.
John 2 Gunmaker, Birmingham, 1766-88 (Bailey). Marked guns ‘London’.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.