Pistol / Hand GunsMuzzleloaderUsed£ 1,800
.650 calibre Napoleonic era Flintlock Officer's pistol by J. Turner. It has an 18cm sighted octagonal pattern welded barrel. Unusually for this type of pistol it is fitted with a top sprung bayonet, the spring still works and it catches firmly. Border and scroll engraved stepped and bolted lock signed J. TURNER. The hammer holds firmly at both half and full cock, with a light trigger and working saftey. Full stocked with border and scroll engraved steel mounts, now pitted, and a captive swivel ramrod.
John Turner was a gun maker and barrel maker in Birmingham around the turn of the century, coincidentally arrested in Warwickshire for unpaid debts and discharged in 1818
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