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An English Antique Gentleman’s Flintlock Target Pistol, with a Rifled Bore, By Thomson, Edinburgh.

Stock Number: 20180507

£2750 GBP

An English Antique Gentleman's Flintlock Target Pistol, with a Rifled Bore, By Thomson, Edinburgh.. With a 6inch Octagonal Barrel, a fine walnut stock, and finely engraved steel furniture. Mid to late 18th Century.




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UK and Ireland

Category: Firearms


Offered for sale is this very fine Antique, English, Flintlock, Target Pistol, by Thomson, Edinburgh. with a 6 inch, rifled, Octagonal Barrel, now to a smooth, unblemished, thinned browned patina, with a silvered breech end. The top tang is finely engraved, with a notched rear sight, and a small bladed fore sight. The side lock. again finely engraved, and clearly stamped.”Thomson, Drummoned.Street, Edinburgh”. The Swan Necked Side Hammer, is engraved, with original Cock. There is a Roller Frizzen,, a strong hinged Steel, and a raised weather proofed pan. All in fine condition. The original one piece walnut stock, has a very finely checkered butt stock, and o/a is in excellent undamaged condition, to a pleasing patina. The steel trigger guard, is finely checkered, with the foretang ending to a Pineapple Finial, and the rear tang, to a plain finish. .There is a vacant white metal eschutcheon to the rear top of the stock. The ebony ramrod,has a brass tip, and attached to the stock by 2 steel retainers.. The mechanism action is very strong to 1/2 and full cock. The bore is clean with very strong and clear rifling. O/a a superb example of an English Gentleman’s Target Pistol, with a total length of 11-3/4 inchs. C1760-1780.

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GB Millais Antiques

I have dealt in Antique Arms and Armour for about 35 years, and my interest began as a school boy during the 2nd WW.
After leaving my home town of Leicester, I went to University, and qualified as a Dental Surgeon at Guys Hospital in 1961 .
My main interests are British and North American Arms of the 18th, 19th,and early 20th Century, plus a few Continental items.
It was 14 years ago that I retired from Dentistry. However, I have continued running my Antiques business, initially while still in practice, and now make most of my sales online, but still exhibit at a number of specialized Antique Arms and Militaria Fairs eg .. Bisley, Bristol, and also at the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, Sussex.
I also deal in Period Scientific Instruments, mainly of a military association, and have a full listing on www.fleaglass.com.

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