A Flintlock Brownbess by Galton of London. With plain sighted barrel stamped with London proofs, signed border engraved lock, figured three-quarter stock, brass mounts of regulation specifications comprising butt plate and trigger guard, the latter with acorn finial, ovoidal escutcheon and brass ramrod pipes, with sling loops and original steel ramrod.
Samuel John, Son of Samuel Galton, gunmaker of Birmingham. Born 1753. Traded as Galton & Son, 1774-1795; Samuel John on his own, 1796 until retired, 1804. Firm continued by grandson, Samuel Tertius, until 1818. London Warehouse. Contractor to East India Co., 1804-15.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.