A CASED .30 (RIMFIRE) SHARPS PATENT FOUR-SHOT POCKET-PISTOL SIGNED TIPPING & LAWDEN, serial no. 3017,
circa 1870, with blued 3in. barrel-group, plain silver-plated brass frame signed 'TIPPING & LAWDEN SHARP'S PATENT' in a circle around the hammer axis screw on the left hand side, centrally mounted blued hammer with rotary auto-indexing nose, relief-moulded florally decorated gutta-percha grips and long bar push button opener, retaining much original blued finish; together with an English market walnut case compartmented and lined in navy blue baize and containing two lidded compartments and an original ball-handled iron cleaning rod
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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