A Superb Pair of Flintlock Cannon Barrel Pistols by Bunney of London. With octagonal to round barrelsstamoed with London proofs, complete with original horn tipped ramrods beneath, border engraved box lock actions, signed BUNNEY on scrolls to the left and LONDON on scrolls to the right, flat sided walnut butts inlaid with scrolling silver wire around the tangs and plain oval escutcheons surrounded by a band of decorative silver wire, steel trigger guards decorated with flower heads on the bows.
Joseph Gun & Pistol Maker, Birmingham, 1765-1814. Registered silver mark at Birmingham Assay Office, 1773. Marked guns London
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Bunney, Joseph (3 generations: father, son, grandson) [1730-1815]
Made brass cannon barrel boxlock flintlock pocket and coach pistols, and flintlock holster pistols with Royal Cypher; also cased flintlock duelling pistols with all accessories. Shops in London and Birmingham.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.
Bore: 18 Bore
Barrel Length: 7 Inches (17.78 cm)
Overall Length: 13.5 Inches (34.29 cm)