A boxlock flintlock tap action overcoat pistol
A boxlock flintlock tap action overcoat pistol by Abraham Weston (1783-1826) of Lewes, first quarter of the 19th Century. The turn off barrels are cut at the muzzles to receive a turning key. The frame is engraved “A.WESTON.LEWES” within ovals upon military trophies, the sliding safety catch locks the frizzen to the fence. The walnut grip has a vacant oval silver escutcheon. View and proof marks of the London Gunmakers’ Company. The tap handle and the top jaw screw are not original.
Barrel length 3” (7.3cms) Overall length 8¼” (21.1cms)