1776 Silver Mounted English Officers Pistol by Griffin & Towe

This lovely pistol came from a home in Mystic Connecticut and has initials engraved on the silver wrist plate of H S . The lock is marked ” Griffin & Towe “, which are well known English gun makers from the 18th century. All furniture is silver and the trigger guard has a hallmark indicating the 1776 date. There is a beautiful fan carving at the end of the tang and nice raised borders around the lock plates. The trigger guard and finial have a floral engraving as well as the barrel tang. The barrel is 8 inches long with a 3 inch octagon section turning to round with a double ring in between.

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