EX W. KEITH NEAL: TWIGG, LONDON
A FINE 20-BORE FLINTLOCK DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING-GUN WITH SILVER MOUNTS, no visible serial number,
with London hallmarks for 1783, twist iron 36in. barrels signed in script forwards of the breeches 'TWIGG' and 'LONDON', white metal boat shaped fore-sight, gold lines and an engraved band at breech (rubbed), gold lined touch-holes, engraved top-tang with carved sighting groove, plain bevel-edged locks with stepped tails and signed 'TWIGG' in script below the semi rain-proof pans, borderline engraved fronts to both frizzens, swan-necked cocks, walnut hand-rail half-stock with dot and square chequering at the wrist, engraved silver heel-plate and trigger-guard tang and bow, stylised pineapple finial, oval barrel-key escutcheons, silver ramrod throat and twin damascus ramrod pipes with rolled ends, complete with a period replacement ramrod and its W. Keith Neal collection medallion number 'G247'
Provenance: Previously sold Christies, London, 'The W. Keith Neal Collection' Lot 82, 25.10.01
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