A Flintlock Holster Pistol by Freeman of London. With three-stage brass barrel, stamped FREEMAN and LONDON and stamped with Freemans barrel smith mark and London proofs. Steel tang engraved with scrolling foliage, border engraved brass banana shaped lock, signed FREEMAN underneath the pan, full-stocked in walnut with raised mouldings around the tang and ramrod pipes, with engraved brass furniture comprising foliate side-plate, long-eared butt cap with grotesque mask, turned ramrod pipes and what appears to be original wooden ramrod.
James Paul Know until 1720. As James Paulfreeman Apprentice to Henry Anthonison, turned over to Andrew Dolep, 1705; free of Gunmakers Co., 1716. Elected Assistant, 1727; Master 1732. Gunmaker, ‘at the Fowler near the Church in St. Martins Lane 1719, died 1736.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London 1350-1850, George Shumway Publishing, York, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bore: 20 Bore
Barrel Length: 10 Inches (25.40 cm)
Overall Length: 16 Inches (40.64 cm)