Here is an amazing pistol Dick bought for £20 – he tells me he will accept offers in three figures (not including the pence)!
Elegant inlaid aluminium !
Ingenious – coil spring for the sear – I somehow don’t think its a shooter! I’ll derust it anyway.
In many ways it has to be said that this is a masterpiece of the gunmaker’s art – somehow that sear, tumbler and cock function as they should! Its difficult to guess the age, but the spur of the cock is clearly welded on – a possible repair or original?. And how is a flint fixed in with the cock screw going through the middle of it? Clearly made for display – I decided that the patina of rust is actually part of the charm, and that it would be vandalism to clean it!