A 50-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistol, And Another Of 40-Bore
Lot 315
A 50-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistol, And Another Of 40-Bore
Sold for £437 (US$ 734) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A 50-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistol, And Another Of 40-Bore
The First By John Twigg, London, Circa 1770, The Second Signed Ryan & Watson, London, Circa 1810
The first with turn-off cannon barrel, border engraved action (cock an old replacement) signed on a foliate ribbon on both sides, sliding trigger-guard safety-catch engraved with a flower-head on the bow, and figured flat-sided butt (some wear overall), London proof marks and Foreigner's mark; the second with turn-off barrel, border engraved action signed against a martial trophy on each side, engraved thumpiece safety-catch also locking the steel (top reduced, top jaw and screw replaced), folding trigger, flat-sided butt, and shield-shaped silver escutcheon engraved with owner's initials (pitted), London proof marks (2)
6 cm. and 4.5 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Ryan & Watson were Birmingham makers who marked their firearms 'London'
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