Hugh Verncomb

Fine pair of English brass flintlock tap-action over and under pistols by Hugh Verncomb, Bristol, c. 1785

1 1/2-inch cannon-type barrels marked 1 - 4 at breeches, rose and scroll engraved frames set with iron tap-levers, sides engraved VERNCOMB and BRISTOL, varnished walnut grips with ornate scrolling silver-wire inlays with rosebuds, silver grip caps with grotesque faces.

Note: Hugh Verncomb, Stephen Street, Bristol. See Der Neue Stockel, p. 1326.