A PAIR OF LARGER 20-BORE FLINTLOCK CANNON-BARRELLED BELT PISTOLS SIGNED GRIFFIN & TOW, LONDON no visible serial numbers,
circa 1775, with 5 1/4in. banded slightly tapering turn-off cannon barrels (frozen), rounded breech-blocks with London proofs, border engraved squared boxlock actions with central ring-necked cocks and signed in feathered banners 'GRIFFIN & TOW' on the left and 'LONDON' on the right, the makers signature obscured on both pistols by the addition of later spring-steel belt-hooks, sliding safes to the top-tangs, walnut butts with bulbous pommels capped with silver grotesque mask caps (partially hallmarked only), guarded triggers and both pistols retaining a fair amount of possibly period blued finish
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