An Early Pair of 22-Bore Flintlock Pistols Of ‘Queen Anne’ Type By T. Scamadine, London, Circa 1715. With two-stage cannon barrels, the breech engraved with a single leaf, plain tangs, border engraved actions with raised mouldings to the undersides and signed underneath the springs, ‘SCAMADINE’ one cock missing top-jaw the other a working life replacement, the pistols both fitted with wooden ramrods beneath, swelling walnut butts with raised mouldings around the tang and locks, scrolling serpentine side-plates and beautiful lions head masks. A beautiful pair of early pistols in completely untouched condition.
Foreign gunmakers allowed to prove guns by Gunmakers Co., 1721-8.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Reference to a single holster pistol in W. Keith Neal and D.H.L. Back, Great British Gunmakers 1540-1740 (page 391-392).
Bore: 22 Bore
Barrel Length: 7 Inches (17.8 cm)
Overall Length: 11 Inches (28 cm)