A GOOD .550 (14mm) PINFIRE DOUBLE-BARRELLED HOWDAH-PISTOL BY THOMAS HORSLEY, YORK, serial no. 400,
circa 1870, with browned damascus 6 5/16in. barrels, matted top-rib with rectangular panel signed ' THO'S HORSLEY, YORK', border engraved breech-end and pin apertures, engraved colour hardened rounded action body with 'Jones' type swing under-lever, shallow percussion fences, border and scroll engraved curved back-action locks signed 'THO'S HORSLEY', scroll engraved hammers, long engraved top-tang, chequered walnut grip, moulded and engraved iron butt-cap with central trap-door and chequered walnut splinter fore-end, strong traces of original colour and a good amount of finish remaining
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament