An Untouched Silver Mounted Flintlock Pistol by King of London. With round three-stage turn-off cannon barrel, stamped with London proofs and barrel smith marks IB (Joseph Bunney or possibly James Brazier) beneath the breech, border engraved box-lock action decorated with scrolls of foliage and signed ‘KING’ to the right and ‘LONDON’ to the left sliding trigger guard safety catch, swelling walnut butt inlaid with scrolling silver wire, with silver grotesque mask, in lovely uncleaned condition.
William Apprentice to William Rose, 1722; free of Gunmakers Co., 1732. Gunmaker, Minories, 1749-52. Appointed Viewer, Small Gun Office, Tower of London, 1755; Master Furbisher, 1777. Died 1780.
Bore: 54 Bore
Barrel Length: 4 Inches (10.16 cm)
Overall Length: 8 Inches (20.32 cm)