British W. Chance & Son Percussion Pistol
- Licensing Category: Antique
- Caliber/Gauge: .50 Cal
William Chance & Son, London, percussion Travelling Pistol. This maker from 1830-1860 was known for his Indian trade guns. This example shows a percussion, back action lock pistol with a 5 1/2" barrel in 50 caliber with a very good plus bore. This piece shows a butt percussion cap trap. The left side of the stock shows a belt or sash hook. This pistol is mounted with German silver nose cap, trigger guard and cap. The lock, tang and breech show fine engraving. Considering the maker's primary business of building trade guns, the question arises if this pistol was built for trade purposes. The silver escutions mounted on the stock do not appear to be maker installed and may have be added to enhance possible trade value. The brass barrel rib and rod are not original. An interesting English pistol with possible trade connections.