A Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol by Bass. 13” overall, 7” brass barrel belled at the muzzle, side-mounted brass-tipped ramrod with worm and spring bayonet beneath. Tower Private proofs. Border engraved boxlock action, signed ‘BASS' within an oval surrounded by stands of arms to the left and, ‘LONDON’ within an oval surrounded by arms to the right, fitted with sliding safety. Slab sided walnut butt and steel trigger guard that acts as a bayonet release.
In good condition
John Bass, born Grantham, Lincs. 1761 In partnership with uncle, John Fox Twigg, as Twigg & Bass, 1788-90; on his own, at Carrington St. Piccadilly, 1790. Green Park Row, Piccadilly, 1793-4.