Monday, December 3, 2012

John Hall Pistol

An English Officer's Flintlock Pistol made by J.Hall and for the age is in very good condition. Also, the lock still produces a lot of sparks. The barrel lenght is 8 1/4  inch and to me it looks in a unrestored condition.

Below is information I found on the internet about J. Hall.

John Hall Pistol. This pistol is by one of the John Hall’s, father/son gunmakers. The elder Hall apprenticed in 1694, and died in 1740. His son, also John, apprenticed to his father in 1729, and died in 1746, still maintaining the family shops on Tower Street in London. His father had been employed at the Tower of London proving guns from 1721 to 1731.


 









Photos supplied by Contemporary Makers' European Correspondent, Manfred Schmitz.

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