Object Title

Flintlock holster pistol

Flintlock holster pistol

Date

1750

Object Number

XII.10750

Provenance

Purchased 16th May 1996

Dimensions

BarrelLength324mm
OverallLength501mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.615 in (20 bore)

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Louis (later Lewis) Barbar was a Huguenot from Poitou. His father had migrated to France with Lord Byron after the Civil War and around 1688 Louis returned to London following the persecution consequent on the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. He was naturalised in 1700, became Gentleman Armourer to George I in 1717 and George II in 1727. He died in 1741. He appears to have been succeeded by his son James Barbar. (From the pitt Rivers catalogue)