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Pistols, Pair, Flintlock, Silver Mounted, Queen Anne Pistols by John Bumford
London
Date/Period: Circa 1742-1775


Pistols, Pair, Flintlock, Silver Mounted, Queen Anne Pistols by John Bumford London, right facing

Measurement: Overall length: 11"; barrel length: 4.5", .57-caliber

Material: Walnut grips, brass frames, and barrels

Condition: Very good, mechanically fine

Additional Information: A fine and rare pair of English all brass silver mounted Queen
Anne flintlock pistols by; "BUMFORD", 'LONDON'. Round three stage turn-off brass
barrels featuring cannon muzzles each displaying registry marks. Brass frames marked;
"BUMFORD" underneath the frizzen with two Tower private proofs and the maker’s
mark; "I (J) B" (John Bumford) and engraved on the top of breech; "LONDON".

The silver butt caps appear to have been added in 1796 by Crispin Fuller. He was
apprenticed at 14 years old to Hester Bateman and married her granddaughter, Sarah,
in 1781. Fuller was a London maker who entered his first mark on 29 December 1792.
Address: 42 Monkwell Street. Second and third marks (two sizes), 11th July 1796.

$6,950.00

308-633 / T0146


Pistols, Pair, Flintlock, Silver Mounted, Queen Anne Pistols by John Bumford London, left facing

Pistols, Pair, Flintlock, Silver Mounted, Queen Anne Pistols by John Bumford London, lock plate

Pistols, Pair, Flintlock, Silver Mounted, Queen Anne Pistols by John Bumford London, marks view

Pistols, Pair, Flintlock, Silver Mounted, Queen Anne Pistols by John Bumford London, marks view 2

Pistols, Pair, Flintlock, Silver Mounted, Queen Anne Pistols by John Bumford London, marks view 3

Pistols, Pair, Flintlock, Silver Mounted, Queen Anne Pistols by John Bumford London, marks view 4

Pistols, Pair, Flintlock, Silver Mounted, Queen Anne Pistols by John Bumford London, butt plate with marks

Pistols, Pair, Flintlock, Silver Mounted, Queen Anne Pistols by John Bumford London, butt plate with marks


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