Pistol / Hand GunsMuzzleloaderUsed£ 595
An English 19th Century Percussion travelling pistol engraved on the lock-plate with the maker's name Smith. Smooth bore muzzle loading with a captive ramrod. The round barrel is 15cm long and around .45 calibre. The stock is fitted with a brass trigger guard and but cap. The is also a set of engraved initials on the top of the stock, and a small front sight.
Made by William Smith, Leicester Square London, Active from 1817-1824. First appointed Gunmaker-in-Ordinary to the Prince Regent in 1817, he moved to 59 Princes Street, Leicester Square. In 1820 when the Prince Regent became King George IV he was appointed Gunmaker-in-Ordinary and the following year moved to 64 Princes Street. By this time he had been appointed Gunmaker to the Emperor of Russia and the King of Bavaria...Read full description