Object Title

Flintlock double-barrelled pistol

Flintlock double-barrelled pistol

Date

1771-1799

Object Number

XII.11124

Provenance

Purchased 18th June 1998.

Physical Description

A small double-barrelled tap-action pocket pistol, with turn-off barrels. The cock is mounted centrally in the frame, and has a sliding bar saftey behind it. This safety mechanism comprises a box-frame, with a projecting bar that locates into a small hole in the lower face of the frizzen, preventing it being pushed forward should the cock descend. The sides of the frame have small stands-of-arms engraved on each side, the left side of the frame has a swivelling catch that rotates the pan inside the lock. In the closed position the pan faces the breech, and the pistol cannot be fired. The small stock is fully chequered, and a silver escutcheon is inlet just behind the safety catch. The trigger is a folding type, and is flush with the lower frame. The barrels unscrew by means of small slots filed into their muzzles, around which each has V pattern engraving

Dimensions

OverallLength4in

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.22 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Lower right barrel: D EGG LONDON. London proof marks

Associations

Places Britain