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Pistol - Twigg, London, Flintlock, circa 1770 Object Reg. No: ST 021862 2

One of a pair of flintlock pocket pistols, pair, cal. 35 bore (approx. .510), screw off steel smoothbore cannon barrel, 6.30cm long. Made by John Twigg, London, 1760-1780.
Box lock steel action with sliding safety catch, foliate engraving. Frizzen spring mounted on barrel top. Oval steel triggerguard with engraved floral motif, silver escutcheon inlaid on back of grip engraved 'MH', cast silver grotesque butt cap. Wooden flat sided grips. Corresponding barrel and breech chambers numbered 1 and 2 on each pistol respectively.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10.3 cm (Height), 2.80 cm (Width), 20.20 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 6.30cm

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Tagged with: pistols british
Themes this item is part of: John Fox Twigg, Gunmaker, London (1732-1792), Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Engraved on lock L.H.side: TWIGG
Engraved on lock R.H.side: STRAND LONDON
Stamped under breech: London proof marks
Stamped under breech: IT
Stamped under breech and barrel with corresponding numbers on each pistol.
Model Name/Number: Pocket
Manufacturer: John Twigg (Gunsmiths), London, England, Great Britain, circa 1770
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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