A silver-mounted English flintlock pistol by Wilson
Round 10 inch swamped .61 caliber smoothbore barrel; marked with London view and proofmarks, as well as RW for Richard Wilson and TV on bottom of barrel. Flintlock lockplate signed Wilson. Silver sideplate and wrist escutcheon, both with arms, silver grotesque mask buttcap, steel triggerguard and ramrod thimbles. Walnut stock with relief shell carved around barrel tang and teardrops around lock and sideplate.
Condition: Good. Barrel with dark patina and some heavy pitting, minor scratches; part of London visible. Lock with light pitting and dark patina. Cock and cock screw later replacements and do not line up with frizzen, action not functioning. Steel mountings are pitted with dark patina. Silver with dark patina. About 5 inches of stock fore-end contemporary replacements, and 4 inch piece replaced under lock.