A Very Good Silver Mounted Holster Pistol

Ref: 573

Price: £???

Maker: Joseph Griffin

Date: 1770

With 9 ¾ inch slightly swamped sighted barrel signed GRIFFIN LONDON and struck with London Gunmakers’ Company view and proof marks as well as Joseph Griffin’s makers mark at the breech, gold lined touch hole, tang engraved with foliage, flat bevel edged lock with border and foliate engraving signed within a banner, swan neck cock engraved en suite, gold lined pan, walnut full stock carved with a shell behind the tang, silver furniture in the rococo style including spurred butt cap with grotesque mask pommel, vacant stylised wrist escutcheon, trigger guard with engraved flower head and urn finial, cast and chased side plate with classic motifs of flowers, swags and tassels interlaced with leaves and sprays, London hallmarks for 1770 with silver maker’s mark of John King, horn tipped ramrod with worm.