A Fine J & W Richards Flintlock Box-Lock Pistol C. 1800- 1818
Bronze breech and action, with bright turn off barrel. Private Birmingham proof marks. Decorated with stand of arms engraving and signed 'London' to the right side of the breech. Signed 'J & W Richards' to the left side. Sliding trigger-guard safety-catch, and walnut slab sided butt.
Action working smoothly and in good condition.
Richards, Joseph (1800-1818) Shop at New Street, Birmingham, General Gunsmith.
(English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers - A.Merwyn Carey- Pg 82.)
Bore - 80 Bore
Barrel Length - 5.5cm / 2.16 Inches
Overall Length - 18cm / 7.08 Inches
This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only. No License is required.