A 20-Bore Silver-Mounted Flintlock Turn-Off Pistol
Lot 321
A 20-Bore Silver-Mounted Flintlock Turn-Off Pistol
Sold for £1,187 (US$ 1,862) inc. premium

Lot Details
A 20-Bore Silver-Mounted Flintlock Turn-Off Pistol
By Freeman, James, London, Mid-18th Century
With russet three-stage cannon barrel, breech engraved 'London', signed beneath the steel-spring and with a broad band of foliage behind, waisted border engraved tang decorated with foliage, border engraved action (cock replaced), sliding trigger-guard safety-catch engraved with a flower-head on the bow (worn), swelling figured butt carved in low relief with a shell behind the tang, cast and chased mounts comprising pierced foliate side-plate, vacant foliate escutcheon, a shell above, and grotesque mask butt-cap (some wear), London proof marks and Foreigner's mark
13.7 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • James Freeman was apprenticed to his father in 1730. He was elected Master of the Gunmakers' Company in 1754 and died in 1756
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