With round turn-off three-stage barrel, steel border engraved action stamped below with London proofs and barrel smiths mark and signed ‘Wm Green’ beneath the steel spring, engraved ‘FARNHAM’ above surrounded by scrolling foliage, engraved steel tang, engraved cock and steel, trigger guard engraved with a flower head on the bow, rounded moulded figured butt with raised foliate panel at the barrel tang, and cast and chased silver mounts comprising pierced side-plate, escutcheon with traces of original owners crest, grotesque mask butt-cap, a lovely Queen Anne pistol of small size.
Green, William (5 generations) [1711-1864]
General gunsmith in London.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.
William 2 Apprentice to John Green, 1662, free of Gunmakers Co., 1669.
William 3 Apprentice to Richard Hawkins in Gunmakers Co., 1718.
William 4 Apprentice to Richard Hawkins, turned over to Benjamin Steward, in Gunmakers Co., 1723.
William 5 Gunmaker (Dayman) Small Gun Office, Tower of London, 1772.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Bore: 25 Bore
Barrel Length: 3 Inches (7.5 cm)
Overall Length: 9.5 Inches (23 cm)