A 28-Bore Flintlock Turn-Off Pistol
Lot 432
A 28-Bore Silver-Mounted Flintlock Turn-Off Pistol
Sold for £2,160 (US$ 3,613) inc. premium
Auction Details
A 28-Bore Flintlock Turn-Off Pistol
Lot Details
A 28-Bore Silver-Mounted Flintlock Turn-Off Pistol
Early 18th Century
With two-stage cannon barrel with a pronounced ring at the muzzle, border engraved tapering octagonal breech decorated with pairs of indents and engraved with acanthus foliage at the rear, engraved tang, border engraved action (cock repaired), moulded globose butt carved with foliage behind the barrel tang, full cast and chased mounts comprising pierced foliate side-plate, border engraved pommel-cap with a volute in relief on each side and engraved with owner's crest at the base of the tang, grotesque lion-mask cap, and trigger-guard with fluted bow and small foliate finial
11.3 cm. barrel


  • Provenance:
    The A. Garth Wilson Estate, Christie's London, Antique Arms and Armour, 16 December 2002, lot 125

    This pistol, although lacking signature and proof marks, may be the work of Nicholas Paris, Jr., of Warwick. A very similar pistol signed by him was formerly in the Clay P. Bedford Collection (inv. no. 1086), exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 1971. See Early Firearms Of Great Britain And Ireland From The Collection Of Clay P. Bedford, 1971, pp. 65-66