A Silver Inlaid Queen Anne by Wynn. With round three-stage barrel (frozen) decorated with a band of foliage at the muzzle and signed ‘LONDON’ at the breech, decorated with foliage and stamped below with Wynns own barrel smith mark and London proofs, border engraved lock signed, ‘DAVID WYNN’ foliate engraved tang retaining barrel with acorn finial, swelling walnut butt inlaid with scrolling silver wire work, with engraved silver escutcheon depicting a lions head (possibly) silver side-plate and silver grotesque mask, trigger guard decorated with a flower head on the bow and acorn finial.
David, Gunmaker, free of Gunmakers Co., by redemption, 1715. ‘Paid David Wynn gunsmith in full for 3 Carbines, etc., £3 18s. 6d’, 2 June 1716 (Diary fo John Hervey). Guns proved by Gunmakers Co, 1721-9. Gunmaker, par St. James, Westminster, will pr. 1729.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Barrel Length: 5.25 Inches (13.35 cm)
Overall Length: 12 Inches (30.48 cm)