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A PAIR OF 16-BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOLS

BY JOHN 4 HAWKINS, LONDON, CIRCA 1750

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A PAIR OF 16-BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOLS
By John 4 Hawkins, London, circa 1750
With three-stage cannon barrels, signed breeches, border engraved actions, engraved tangs, swelling walnut butts each carved with a shell behind the barrel tang, cast and chased mounts including pierced side-plates (one missing), escutcheons engraved with owner's crest and with a mask above and a shell beneath, and grotesque mask pommels, and engraved separate trigger-guards each with foliate finial (in worn conditon ,one cock repaired, parts missing), London proof marks
11½in. (29.2cm.) (2)
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Lot Essay

John 4 Hawkins was free of the Gunmakers Company in 1710, and Master in 1734
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