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Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 2448. A good quality English Flintlock Box-lock pistol Circa 1800. Fitted with a screw-off barrel & folding trigger and a sliding top safety. The side-plate engraved W. PARKER to one side and HOLBORN LONDON to the other side. Flat sided walnut butt. Screw-off steel barrel with lug to the underside. Two British proof marks to the underside of the frame. Good overall condition. Action in working order with a strong spring. Barrel length 2.5 inches. Overall length 7 inches. A interesting maker, William Parker had a workshop at 233 HIGH HOLBORN, LONDON, circa 1794-1840. He is known to have made pistols for the LONDON Constabulary as well as the HUDSONS BAY COMPANY. He was also gun-maker to H.R.H. THE DUKE OF KENT. This is the type of pistol that would have been carried in a pocket or a saddle bag during the late 18th century by an English gentleman, traveller, or officer as a personal protection weapon. Some minor wear and signs of use, otherwise in good condition. Ref 2448. This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card. Established 1968.