AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE 40-BORE FLINTLOCK SILVER-MOUNTED SWORD-PISTOL SIGNED GEORGE JONES, LONDON, no visible serial number,
circa 1775-80, with straight spear-point 25in. blade false edged for the last 9in. (some patchy staining), broad and narrow blind fullers to both sides, the pistol with a 2in. frozen turn-off cannon-barrel false rifled at the muzzle and attached to the blade by an integral double-screwed kidney-shaped engraved mount under the rounded breech, London proofs, slightly rounded boxlock central hammer action with applied silver rococo engraved side-panels signed on the left 'GEO. IONES' and the right 'LONDON', the right also with integral moulded silver shell guard, border engraved pedestal pan and frizzen, central hammer with elongated border and scroll engraved top-tang mounted with a thumb safety, walnut straight grip with bulbous pommel, the sides inlet with silver rococo panels and the silver butt-cap in the form of a grotesque mask, elongated lower tang and guarded trigger, together with a later black leatherette satin and velvet lined presentation case, the inside of lid gold blocked with the retailer's name 'PETER FINER'
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