A Flintlock Tap Action Pistol by Joseph Egg

A Scarce Flintlock Tap Action Pistol by Joseph Egg.
£2,450.00
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ID: 5459

A Scarce Flintlock Tap Action Pistol by Joseph Egg. With round turn-off barrels decorated with foliate bands at the muzzle and stamped with Birmingham proofs, and also Irish registration marks, ‘D U 876’, engraved ‘No. 1 Piccadilly’ profusely engraved box-lock action, decorated with scrolling foliage throughout and signed, ‘JOSEPH EGG’ within an oval to the left, cock decorated with a serpent, fitted with sliding thumb-piece safety catch, chequered walnut butt with vacant rectangular escutcheon. 


Joseph Egg

Son of Johann Jakob Egg (brother of Ours Egg) gunmaker, Huningue, Alsace, b. 1775. Gunmaker, Great Windmill St. Traded as Egg & Walker, Gunmaker & Patent Spring Truss Maker, 59 Firth St., Soho, 1801. Partnership quirk Henry Tatham, as Tatham & Egg 1801-14, Gunmaker 1 Piccadilly. 


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