A pair of 24 bore flintlock pistols with continental rifled barrels and locks, signed Twigg. Early 19th century, the barrels are locks 18th century. With sighted barrels, each signed in script along the sighting platt. Chiselled in low relief with bearded grotesque mask in foliage beneath the breech, and rifled with wide and slender grooves. 28cm barrels, silver fore sights, touch holes bushed with brass. Foliage engraved tangs.
Signed flat bevelled border engraved locked, each decorated with a profile grotesque mask in front of the top, and with foliage on the stepped tail. Steels chiselled en suite with the breeches. Figured half stocks, some old bruising with chequered, rounded butts. Both with wooden inserts on the back, steel spur trigger guards, each decorated with a martial trophy, on the border engraved and with pineapple finial. Dark fore end caps, turned ramrod pipes and horn tipped ramrods, one with ironwork. Overall length 42.5cm.
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