An Exception Cased Pair of Belt Pistols by E. London. With browned octagonal barrels decorated with a band of foliage at the muzzle, with brass fore-sight, and stamped with, ‘E. LONDON. LONDON WALL LONDON’ foliate engraved, case-hardened breech block, with underslung stirrup ramrods, foliate engraved box-lock actions fitted with sliding safety catches retaining nearly all of their original finish, blued foliate engraved trigger guards, case-hardened butt caps with hinged butt traps, finely chequered grips. In their original lined and fitted case with full accessories including three-way powder flask, bullet mould, oil bottle, etc. The case has its original trade label. A Lovely cased pair pistols.
Edward Gunmaker, 50 London Wall, 1826-7; 51 London Wall, 1828-66 (age 45 in 1841 Census): Exors of, same address, 1867-72. His trade label advertised ‘An assortment of rifles for Canada & the East Indies’.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.