London, King Street-South Kensington Offsite sale
18 July 2002
A COMBINED FLINTLOCK AND PILL-LOCK MECHANISM OF BAKER TYPE, AND AN ASTON'S PATENT FLINTLOCK MECHANISM, WITH ANOTHER COCK
Each circa 1820-25
Each 'in the white' and with roller on the steel-spring, the first with sliding combined pan and pill-cup, and removable iron striker between the jaws of the associated cock; the second with raised integral lip on the inner side of the rainproof pan, the top jaw hinged and adjusted by a threaded bolt with winged head
4 7/8in. (12.4cm.) and 4¾in. (12.1cm.) (3)
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For details of Ezekiel Baker's dual-ignition locks see Lewis Winant, Early Percussion Firearms, pp. 81-83, plates 71-72
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