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EARLY ANTIQUE PISTOL BY THE IMPORTANT ENGLISH GUN MAKER EGG LONDON.
This very rare flint lock pistol was produced by one of England's finest and most desirable gun makers, Egg of London in about 1775, during it working life and probably in the 1840's it was expertly converted to percussion. The long turn off steel cannon barrel measures almost 7 inches long and has various proof marks.The white metal body of the pistol is engraved with floral designs and makers details, D.EGG LONDON,the percussion lock and fittings are in perfect working order and It has been expertly converted from flintlock which is not unusual and often happened with high quality weapons to bring them up to date. Steel trigger guard with matching engraved decoration. Fine quality chequered brown wooden grip with silver escutcheon which is engraved with owners initials. Durs Egg was born in Switzerland in 1748, he became a London gun maker in 1742 and he quickly became established as a leading British gun maker, he died in 1831. A fine quality antique gun. [Condition: Exc++]