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Pistol - Turvey, London, Flintlock, circa 1715 Object Reg. No: ST 021860

Summary:
Flintlock pistol, Queen Anne style, cal. 20 bore (approx. .593 in.), screw off steel smoothbore cannon barrel, 18.50cm long.

Made by Edward Turvey or one of his family, London, circa 1715.
Description:
Steel side lock and hammer on right hand side, pan, frizzen and frizzen spring mounted directly onto right hand side of barrel, barrel upper engraved with a boar and stag head, bow, arrow, quiver, axe and cudgel. Oval steel triggerguard engraved with shell motif slides forward to act as a safety catch when hammer is at half cock. Silver sideplate and escutcheon of military accoutremonts and shield with helmet respectively, silver grotesque butt cap on carved wooden stock, early repair to base of butt.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 12.90 cm (Height), 4.80 cm (Width), 31.50 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 18.5cm

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Tagged with: pistols british
Themes this item is part of: William Cole Arms Collection, Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Engraved under R.H. side of barrel: TURVEY
Stamped under barrel with London proofmarks and maker's mark (crown over P; crown of IH; crown over V)
Model Name/Number: Queen Anne Style
Maker: Edward Turvey (Gunsmiths), London, England, Great Britain, circa 1715
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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