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Lot 341
A Rare Early 20-Bore D.B. Flintlock Sporting Gun
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 7,496) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Rare Early 20-Bore D.B. Flintlock Sporting Gun
By Joseph Griffin, London, Circa 1760
With long French barrels retaining faint traces of stamped and gilt decoration and joined by a sunken rib on the upper side only, the underside of each barrel struck with initials 'I.L', and stamped on one 'Baptiste Carieron' and on the other 'F. Tivet', silvered fore-sight, engraved tang grooved for sighting, large flat bevelled locks each with stepped tail, signed on a scroll, and retained by two side-nails, figured half-stock carved in relief with shells at the barrel tang, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard with first pattern acorn finial, and broad fore-end cap pierced for the ramrod, and horn-tipped ramrod with worm, the butt extended during the gun's working life
102.9 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Probably made for Alexander Montgomerie, 10th Earl of Eglinton (1723-1769), Eglinton Castle, Ayrshire, and from the auction by Dowell's of Edinburgh, 1-5 December 1925, which lists four double-barrelled Griffin guns
    Anon. sale, Christie's, London, Antique Arms and Armour, 7 March 1979, lot 122 (£1,980 including premium)
    Major David Back Collection

    Literature:
    W. Keith Neal and D.H.L. Back, Messrs Griffin & Tow And W. Bailes, pp. 59-60, pls. 16 a-d
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