A Superb Double Barrel Percussion Pistol by Conway of Manchester. With browned double barrels engraved ‘MANCHESTER’ along the central rib, case-hardened breech block with gold line decorated with scrolling foliage, profusely engraved tang, foliate engraved back-action locks incorporating a dragons head and signed along the top edge, ‘CONWAY’ half-stocked in walnut cut with a band of chequering at the grip, profusely engraved mounts comprising trigger guard decorated with scrolling foliage on the bow with stylised pineapple finial, profusely engraved ramrod pipe, brass tipped ramrod.
CONWAY, Thomas [1820-1850]
Shop at Manchester. Made cased flintlock travelling pistols and flintlock blunderbusses; later percussion pepperboxes, also double barrel percussion pistols with belt hooks and percussion revolvers, Tranter Patent.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.
Barrel Length: 12.5 cm
Overall Length: 23 cm