Date: circa 1830-1840
Maker: W & J Rigby of Dublin
A fine quality Irish percussion 30 bore travelling pistol by W & J Rigby of Dublin made circa 1830-1840. Heavy damascus twist barrel and rib signed Dublin on top flat. Captive ramrod. Figured walnut finely chequered stock with vacant silver escutcheon under butt. Finely engraved action signed W & J Rigby with platinum breech plug. The Rigby action has the usual three bents. Steel shoulderstrap lifts by means of a latch to reveal a magazine containing two balls and percussion caps. Measures 6.25" overall.
Condition report: Sleeper in very good condition. Mechanically sound. Minor stock chequering wear but no stock shrinkage.