Circa 1820. Measuring only 3-1/2" overall. The boxlock action is engraved with a star and border on each side and features a reinforced cock and folding trigger. The wooden grip is checkered on both sides and fluted on the spine. CONDITION: Good with grey patina. Action functions but is weak. Grip shows some wear to checkering. A very nice small size.
When Robert Weil started collecting images for the Contemporary Makers book in 1973 the challenge to record contemporary gun work was daunting. Gathering material was difficult and time consuming. Few makers thought that there was any value in published documentation of their work. Electronic publishing has changed all that. Having a website or having one's work available to view on the internet is becoming a necessity. In spite of all the potential to finally have a true overview of what's being produced by the artists of today, a great deal of work still remains covered up and basically unknown. Our role is to make an effort to document some portion of what’s going on today. To comment on the established makers and to uncover the unknown. We welcome your comments and suggestions and look to you our readers to make us aware of the talented makers out there. Art and Jan Riser Robert Weil and The Makers