Southall was an excellent quality maker of fine British percussion pistols and rifles in London around 1840. This is a beautiful 9” Damascus 75 caliber bore horse pistol. The breach, tang, hammer, trigger guard and final are all nicely engraved. The breach plug has a gold band. The grip is nicely checkered and the ramrod auger tip has a screw on cover. There is a blank silver monogram plate behind the tang. The bore and mechanical function are excellent, sharp and crisp. The barrel retains 80% brown and the lock still shows nice case colors. The overall length of this fine pistol is 14.5”. It would shoot a lead ball weighing over 586 grains, (that’s 1.33 ounces) and would be considered a real man thumper for sure. The nice walnut wood stock retains over 90% of it original varnish. This early 1840s pistol is in excellent condition inside and out.