The maker's oval mark and London location bracket each side of this diminutive box-lock pocket pistol from the earliest days of the 19th Century. It has an engraved thumb piece safety lock that allowed the hammer to be cocked and drops the folding trigger down to ready the weapon for firing. The hardwood stock is polished smooth with a brass diamond escutcheon set in its spine.
The barrel has engraved ovals with center grooves and the Birmingham proof marks on the underside. The butt stock ends in a flat oval pommel with a brass ring and a center inlaid brass oval remains unmarked. This gun would have been carried in a concealed manner when society or legal rules would have required that firearms not be openly displayed.
Pistol Measures 6⅛ Inches Overall with a 2½ Inch Barrel.
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