A Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol by Twigg. With belled three stage octagonal to round barrel, stamped with Birmingham proofs and signed ‘LONDON’ along the top-flat, fitted with top-sprung bayonet, stepped bevelled lock, signed ‘TWIGG’ and fitted with sliding safety catch, full-stocked in walnut cut with a band of chequering at the grip, brass furniture, comprising trigger guard with foliage decoration on the bow and pineapple finial, turned ramrod pipes and horn tipped wooden ramrod with worm.
John Fox, born Grantham, Lincs., 1732 Gunmaker, Angel Ct, Charing Cross, 1755-60; 132 Strand (opposite Catherine Street) 1760-76; Piccadilly, 1776-90. Warehouses, Little Somerset Street. 1771; 30 Cornhill, 177; George Yd., Tower Hill, 1779. Contractor to East India Co., 1772-89. In partnership with John Bass from 1788. Died 1790.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Barrel Length: 8 Inches (20.32 cm)
Overall Length: 13.5 Inches (34.29 cm)