This fine W&G Chance of London holster pistol dates ca. 1810-1825. Liege-proofed barrel bears several maker and inspection marks. Barrel is 27 cm long, stepped from octagonal to round, with a wedding band transition. Caliber is ~16 mm.
The stock is of exotic wood, sound, with no repairs or refinishing, and is profusely-inlaid with silver wire scrolled designs. Furniture is either pewter, or a similar alloy, finely cast in high relief and hand-chased with flowers, amongst them the Persian Rose - Gul, or Gulbahar, and the Islamic Crescent. Ramrod is an old replacement.
Lock works very well, and the lock plate is decorated en suite with the barrel. All lock parts are original. A wonderful London-made pistol for the Persian market!