A Fine 25-Bore Flintlock Turn-Off Pistol
Lot 431
A Fine 25-Bore Flintlock Turn-Off Pistol
Sold for £2,280 (US$ 3,703) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Fine 25-Bore Flintlock Turn-Off Pistol
By G. Halfhide: Fecit, Londini, Circa 1720-30
With two-stage cannon barrel engraved with a band of beadwork at the breech, the latter engraved 'Londini' and with a band of foliage at the rear, foliate engraved tang secured by a screw and extending as a trefoil over the breech, signed border engraved action (cock expertly replaced) decorated with sprays of foliage, swelling figured butt sparsely carved with foliage, mounts comprising steel trigger-guard with foliate finial and engraved with foliage on the bow, cast and chased silver dragonesque side-plate, vacant silver escutcheon with a grotesque mask above and below, and silver lion-mask butt-cap with foliate mane, London proof marks and maker's mark
13.5 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • George Halfhide was apprenticed to John Sibley in 1709. He was elected Master of the Gunmakers' Company in 1736, and was Proofmaster between 1738-48. He died in 1748
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