A Flintlock Duelling Pistol by Probin

A 25 Bore Flintlock Saw Handled Duelling Pistol by Probin.
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ID: 5142

With slightly swamped rebrowned twist octagonal sighted barrel signed along the top flat and stamped TWISTED on the bottom flat, case-hardened breech with platinum line and platinum-lined touch-hole, border engraved tang decorated with foliage and with back-sight, signed case-hardened border engraved flat bevelled detented lock decorated with foliage at the stepped tail, 'French' cock en suite, engraved safety-catch, rainproof pan and roller, figured half-stock with characteristic spur, flat along the top and with chequered rounded butt, dark horn fore-end cap, blued steel trigger-guard with pineapple finial and engraved with foliage on the bow, the latter with engraved spur secured by two screws, adjustable set trigger, vacant silver escutcheon and barrel-bolt escutcheons, original brass-mounted ramrod, and much of its original finish, private Birmingham proof marks


Notes:

The maker appears to be John 3 Probin. For more information see Brian Godwin, John Evans and David Williams, 'The Probin Gunmakers of 18th-Century Birmingham', Man At Arms, Vol. 38, No. 1, February 2016, pp. 14-23


Dimensions:

Bore: 22 Bore

Barrel Length: 9.75 Inches (24.75 cm)

Overall Length: 15.5 Inches (39.37 cm)

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