Dated with silver hallmarks 1777, this fancy box-lock pistol is an eloquent firearm from an age well past. The slim nature would have allowed it to remain hidden until necessary. The artistry of the silver wire scrollwork inlay on the wood stock is quite appealing, and holds unusual smoke-resembling patterns. The box-lock actions have the maker's last name and floral rocailles engraved. The barrel has three reinforce stages, a cannon-type banded muzzle, and is rifled with eight deep grooved channels.
The smooth curved stock grip ends in a flourish on the butt cap, with a subtle grotesque face along with several proof marks. The smooth flint cock has a double-stage sliding thumb lock to prevent a premature firing. Private Birmingham proof marks complete the history of the piece, with a small floral decoration on the trigger guard.
Pistol Measures 10⅝ Inches Overall with a 6 Inch Barrel.
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