A Belgian boxlock flintlock pocket pistol

Item:
713
Region:
Britain, Europe
Type:
Firearms, Pistols
Description:
A Belgian boxlock flintlock pocket pistol or "pochette à l'Anglaise" inscribed SEGALLAS LONDON, c 1770. The signed action is engraved with martial trophies, the sliding trigger guard locks the frizzen to the fence, the rifled barrel unscrews for loading. The figured walnut butt is inlaid with scrolling silver wire.
Metrics:
Barrel length 1½" (3.8cms) Overall length 6½" (16.5cms)
Notes:
these pistols, most frequently of all metal construction, were built in Liege presumably to capitalise on the reputation of London for the excellence of their production.
Price:
£645