A very fine cased pair of English percussion pocket pistols, 1825-1830; about 12 mm calibre, 85 mm cased-hardened octagonal barrels marked Maker To His Majesty /W. Parker / Holborn / London (William Parker who worked in London at 233 High Holborn 1793-1841), London proof marks; 200 mm total length; engraved cased-hardened frame, swivelling ramrods; cased-hardened hammers; belt hook to the left side of the frame; excellent chequered walnut grips with German silver escutcheons; blued triggers; in fitted original case with mother of pearl escutcheon, lined in green/turquoise velvet (typical for William Parker) with original accessories; the interior of the lid with the original trade label of William Parker 233 High Holborn London. This is a very rare grip type of belt pistols. (Delivery is restricted to persons being 18 years or older)
Condition: Overall a very fine and original case, the pistols with 30-40 % of the original case-hardened turned to dark brown patina, 70-90 % of the blued finish, crisp action.
A DICTIONARY OF LONDON GUNMAKERS (Howard L. Blackmore)
ENGLISH PISTOLS, page 54 (Howard L. Blackmore)