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EXCEPTIONAL FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS BY JOHN FOX TWIGG

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EXCEPTIONAL FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS BY JOHN FOX TWIGG, LONDON. CIRCA 1771-1775

Exceptionally rare and totally original John Fox Twigg Flintlock Duelling Pistols. These pistols stand above John and Joseph Mantons and also any other British Maker and define the very best in Duelling Pistols. Apart from been extremely rare they also have survived approx. 240 years in near perfect condition. I consider this to be a once in a life time opportunity to own the very best.

These pistols are approx. 240 years old and are in unmarked original condition, in an original lined Baize case. They still have the original mottled case hardened colour on the Locks and have 85% of the original Blue colour on the Trigger Guards. They have Gold Touch holes and also set triggers which is very rare on early pistols making it convincing that John Fox Twigg was the father of English Duelling Pistols. The Pistols have swamped barrels and a beautiful mottled Brown twist to them and are in perfect condition. The rich and highly figured Walnut Stocks have the rare and evident Carved Shell motif behind the breeches. Also they have the first variety of Acorn Finials on the trigger guards.

The pistols as entirely common of the Era and have at some stage in their History been returned to John Manton and Son for cleaning and service and thus have an Original John Manton and Son Trade label on the inside of the Lid. The original Irish baize lined case is in perfect condition for it's age. In the case is a set of original accoutrements including a leather pistols flint wallet with original flint's in it and an early of the era Leather lined flask

These Pistols are extremely rare more so than any other British Duelling Pistol maker and have been preserved in exceptional condition and have been in a collection for 40 years . They depict the Zenith of Duelling Pistols and are irreplaceable. This is the age where the British Duelling era with Flintlock Pistol's had begun.

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BASS FLINTLOCK FOUR BARREL PISTOL

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A VERY FINE AND RARE FOUR BARREL FLINTLOCK PISTOL , BY BASS OF LONDON. ( JOHN BASS WAS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNCLE JOHN FOX TWIGG AS TWIGG AND BASS FROM 1788 - 1790 ) AND ON HIS OWN FROM 1790. THIS PISTOL IS IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION. PISTOL IS SIGNED BASS LONDON. WOOD TO METAL FIT IS EXCELLENT AND ALL METAL WORK DISPLAYS A VERY FINE PATINA WITH NO PITTING. PISTOL IS IN EXCELLENT WORKING ORDER WITH NO ISSUES.

OA LENGTH : 16 cm
BARREL LENGTH : 4 cm
CIRCA : 1792

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EDWARD BATE FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS

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AN EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE CASED SET OF VERY EARLY FLINTLOCK PISTOLS BY EDWARD BATE OF LONDON , CIRCA 1775

EDWARD BATE WAS FAMOUS FOR HIS AIRGUNS AND SPORTING RIFLES AND PISTOLS. THESE ARE THE ONLY SET OF EDWARD BATE DUELLING PISTOLS THAT I HAVE SEEN OR HEARD OF, AND WERE MADE IN THE GOLDEN ERA OF DUELLING. THESE PISTOLS ORIGINALLY CAME FROM TASMANIA IN AUSTRALIA AND WERE OWNED BY MAJOR G. LAWRENCE AS ON THE LABEL ON THE INSIDE OF THE CASE LID. THE CASE AND THE LINING ARE ALL ORIGINAL. CASE HAS ORIGINAL ACCESSORIES.

THE PISTOLS HAVE REBROWNED EARLY TYPE SWAMPED BARRELS, DEEPLY STAMPED PROOF MARKS ON THE EXTERNAL OF THE BARRELS. SET TRIGGERS AND GOLD TOUCH HOLES, EBONY RAMRODS AND EXCELLENT CHECKERED WALNUT FULL STOCKS. ENGRAVED TRIGGER GUARDS AND THE VERY EARLY TYPE OF ACORN FINIAL THESE PISTOLS STILL RETAIN GOOD FINISH ON ALL THE METAL PARTS.

BARREL LENGTH : 10 Inches

OVERALL LENGTH: 15.5 Inches

CONDITION: FINE

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