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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - December 2020

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Sale A1220 Lot 459

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GRIFFIN, LONDON
A PAIR OF 22-BORE FLINTLOCK SILVER-MOUNTED HOLSTER-PISTOLS, no visible serial numbers
circa 1760 with later modifications, slightly swamped blued 7in. iron barrels (shortened), the tops engraved with a needle and teardrop terminal, the needles signed 'GRIFFIN, LONDON', makers stamp for Joseph Griffin, ball engraved band at breech and solid engraved top-tangs, borderline engraved radiused locks with pointed tails, one lock signed 'TRULOCK' in script below the pan, the other unsigned and a possible working replacement, walnut full-stocks carved with teardrops and aprons, London hallmarked sterling silver grotesque butt-caps bearing makers mark 'I.K.' (date letters absent), silver complex sideplates, the escutcheons at wrists engraved with a crown over a portcullis and marked 'No.1', iron trigger-guard bows and later captive iron ramrods

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Estimate £2,400-2,800




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