Where is it from?

Association locations map

Similar items over time

Pistol - Payton, London, Flintlock, circa 1800 Object Reg. No: ST 021865

Flintlock pocket pistol, cal. 41 bore (approx. .484), screw off steel smoothbore barrel, 4.10cm long.

Made by James Payton & Co, London, circa 1800.
Box lock steel action with steel sliding safety catch, hammer and frizzen, engraved on both sides of lock with military accoutremonts. No triggerguard and concealed folding trigger that releases when hammer is at half cock. Wooden flat sided grips with diamond shaped silver escutcheon inlaid on back of grip.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10.00 cm (Height), 2.30 cm (Width), 15.50 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 4.10cm

More information

Tagged with: pistols british
Themes this item is part of: William Cole Arms Collection, Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Engraved on lock L.H.side: PAYTON/ JAMES & Co
Stamped under breech with London proof marks
Stamped under barrel with London proof marks
Model Name/Number: Pocket
Maker: James Payton & Co, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1800
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Denis John Darmanin Posted on 19 Jul 2014 3:22 PM
I am researching about London gun makers and cannot find any indication of ever existing James Payton & Co, London; not even in "British Gunmakers", Vol.l,ll,lll, by Nigel Brown. can you kindly indicate any sources of confirmation regarding the mentioned company, as I did come across another percussion shotgun marked Paytom & Co.

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No