Original Pair of English Flintlock Pocket Pistols by Robert Wheeler of London who worked 1767 - 1813
Original Items: Only One Pair Available. This is very nice pair of truly charming small English Flintlock Pocket Pistols with an overall length of 6 1/2", both marked on the sides of the box lock with Wheeler on the left and and LONDON on the right. Robert Wheeler of London was a known gunsmith who worked from 1767 - 1813 in London.
Both pistols feature fold away triggers that only appears once the hammer is cocked, and also have sliding half cock safeties behind the hammers. The turn-off barrels are approximately 1 3/4" in length, with smooth bores of approximately 0.45", though currently both are seized. The underside of both pistols is marked with the CROWN / CROSSED SCEPTERS marks of the city of Birmingham, who supplied many parts and guns to London gunsmiths. The flat sided grips look to be walnut, and have lovely "bag" shapes.
Functionally, the pistols have no issues. They properly cock and dry fire, with the triggers folding out when the hammer is fully cocked. Both half-cock safeties slide forward correctly, preventing movement of the hammer.
Just a lovely set of English Pistols, ready to add to your collection and display!
Year of Manufacture: circa 1790
Caliber: about 0.45"
Ammunition Type: Lead Ball & Powder
Overall Length: 6 1/2 inches
Barrel Length: 1 3/4 inches
Action: Flintlock top action
Feed System: Muzzle-Loaded
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