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A PAIR OF FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK PISTOLS BY J. PROBIN

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A PAIR OF FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK PISTOLS BY J. PROBIN

CIRCA 1780

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A PAIR OF FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK PISTOLS BY J. PROBIN Circa 1780 With brass octagonal turn-off barrels, one numbered 1, and each fitted with spring-bayonet on the right, border-engraved brass actions signed within an engraved rococo trophy on the left side, engraved thumbpiece safety-catches also locking the steels, folding triggers, and flat-sided walnut butts inlaid with silver panels finely pierced and engraved with flowers and scrolls, London proof marks (one bayonet-spring missing and one steel-spring worn). 11¼in (28.5cm) (2)
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The maker is probably John Probin of Birmingham, recorded working at Steelhouse Lane in 1802.

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