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A RARE FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY DAVID WYNN, LONDINI
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A RARE FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY DAVID WYNN, LONDINI

CIRCA 1725-28

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A RARE FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY DAVID WYNN, LONDINI
Circa 1725-28
With three-stage cannon barrel engraved with a band of foliage over the breech and signed below the steel-spring, engraved separate tang, border-engraved action (top jaw replaced), swelling figured walnut butt carved with a leaf moulding about the tang (small repair behind the action), silver mounts cast in low relief, comprising dragonesque side-plate, grotesque mask butt-cap and decorated escutcheon, with separate iron trigger-guard also forming the rear ramrod-pipe, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod, London proof marks.
14in (35.6cm)
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Lot Essay

David Wynn started his own business shortly before 1720 and died in April 1729. Between 1725-28 he submitted no more than thirty-eight-and- a-half pairs of pistols for proof. See W. Keith Neal and D.H.L. Back, Great British Gunmakers 1540-1740.
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