A PAIR OF 22-BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS
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A PAIR OF 22-BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS

BY GEORGE TRULOCK, LONDON, CIRCA 1695

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A PAIR OF 22-BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS
By George Trulock, London, circa 1695
With slightly swamped barrels in three stages separated by mouldings, the signed breech sections chiselled in relief with a spray of acanthus foliage, engraved tangs, signed border engraved rounded locks (upper part of one cock replaced), figured full stocks each with a raised panel at the barrel tang and a moulding at the rear ramrod-pipe, engraved and chiselled iron mounts, finely pierced serpentine side-plates, spurred pommels, foliate escutcheons, baluster ramrod-pipes, and later wooden ramrods (some wear and scattered surface pitting, one pistol with later stock, butt-cap, and escutcheon, the other with replaced fore-end tip, ramrods not a pair), London proof marks
18½in. (47cm.) (2)
Provenance
Anon. sale in these Rooms, 8 July 1981, lot 167
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Lot Essay

George 1 Trulock was free of the Gunmakers' Company in 1688 and elected Assistant in 1700. He was Gunmaker to Ordnance, 1695-1708
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