Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 24: London Production Twigg Flintlock Pocket Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2010

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $500 - $700

London Production Twigg Flintlock Pocket Pistol

Manufacturer: Twigg
Model: flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 48
Barrel: 2 inch round
Finish: blue/ casehardened
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 1458
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 11
Class: Antique

Late 18th or early 19th century, English flintlock pocket pistol. The pistol has a 1 1/2 inch screw off barrel with a wrench lug on the underside and light engraving at the muzzle. Each side of the frame shows an array of arms and flags, with "TWIGG" on the left side and "LONDON" on the right. A pair of crossed scepter proofs are present on the underside ahead of the folding trigger, with a lightly engraved flash pan and frizzen, a border design on the hammer, and a sliding safety. Checkered one piece bag shaped grips with an octagonal brass inscription plate.

Rating Definition:

Good, with a bright cleaned appearance overall, showing some mild handling marks and light pitting. Grips are refinished, with a few dings and chips along with some sharp re-cut checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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