VAN WART SON & CIE.
Single shot cap & ball percussion pistol. About .40 caliber. Barrel 2.75".
Hand engraved receiver marked as pictured with London on other side. Metal is a plum brown colour and solid wood grips with German silver inlaid, showing only modest handling mars.
VAN WART SON & CO is listed in Blackmore’s book "GUNMAKERS OF LONDON AS BIRMINGHAM MERCHANTS TO AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES 1835-1882. VAN WART also supplied parts to American gunmakers.
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