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An Early 20 Bore Duelling Pistol

Ref: 561

Price: £1,950

Maker: William (2) Brander

Date: circa 1770

With 9 inch slightly  swamped sighted octagonal to round barrel engraved “BRANDER MINORIES LONDON” on the top flat, tang engraved with foliage, flat stepped tail bolted lock with border and foliage engraving signed by the maker in a banner, the swan neck cock engraved en suite, walnut full stock carved with a shell behind the tang with flat sided swelling butt, iron furniture with a flower head engraved on the trigger guard bow and shaped finial, horn tipped ramrod with worm. London proof marks.

William Brander was made free of the Gunmakers Company in 1748. He was elected Assistant in 1761 and master three times in 1767, 1772 and 1779.