London, King Street-South Kensington Offsite sale
18 July 2002
A MATCHLOCK MECHANISM FOR A GUN, AND ANOTHER, FOR A MILITARY MUSKET
The first circa 1600, the second late 17th Century, probably English
The first with slender rectangular plate, and engraved match-holder in the form of a monster; the second with rounded plate and pivoting manually-operated pan-cover
9in. (22.9cm.) and 7¾in. (19.7cm.) (2)
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W. Keith Neal and D.H.L. Back, Great British Gunmakers 1540-1740, plates 30-31
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