A Harding Post Boys or Coaching Pistol

A Flintlock Post Boys or Coaching Pistol.
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ID: 5250

A Flintlock Post Boys or Coaching Pistol. With round steel barrel, engraved J HARDING & SON BORO LONDON No. 312 and stamped with Hardings proof at the breech, engraved steel tang, stepped lock dated 1835, decorated with a spray of foliage and a sliding safety catch, full-stocked in walnut (sale crack beneath the lock) engraved brass mounts comprising trigger guard, decorated with a spray of foliage on the bow and ramrod pipes, brass tipped ramrod (probably a replacement). 



HARDING

James Gunmaker, 44 Blackman St., Borough, 1810; 38 Blackman St., 1811-24; 99 Blackman St., 1825-7; 82 Blackman St., 1828-33. Gunmaker to General Post Office (brass barrelled mail coach pistols & blunderbusses); Union Street Police Office, Southwark from 1816. 

James & Son Gunmakers, 82 Blackman St., Borough, 1834-6; 265Borough High St., 1837-8; 246 High St., 1838-43.


Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA. 


Dimensions:

Bore:

Barrel Length: 9 Inches (22.86 cm)

Overall Length: 14 Inches (35.56 cm)

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