20 September 2007
AN ENGLISH FLINTLOCK PISTOL COMBINED WITH A RIDING WHIP
Early 19th Century
WIth iron barrel almost entirely encased in leather, the muzzle fitted with swivel ring carrying a later whip of plaited cord, with pan and external mechanism carried on a narrow iron frame fitted into the breech, conventional trigger and bowed iron trigger-guard, moulded leather-covered grip with lanyard ring, and retaining an original green silk tassel.
Sumner Healey, New York, 1930
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The construction of the flintlock mechanism and frame dates from the mid-18th Century.
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