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A .650 FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL OF 1759 ELLIOTT TYPE, SIGNED GALTON, and dated for 1760, with round iron 9in. barrel, private proofs and moulded band at breech, flared top-tang, borderline engraved radiused lock signed ‘GALTON 1760’ at the pointed tail and marked with a crown ‘G.R.’ device forwards of the cock, feathered terminal to the frizzen-spring, walnut full-stock with ordnance stamps to right edge of grip, brass regulation style furniture and original wood ramrod (brass tip-plate absent)
Barrel: Externally brushed bright with some evidence of previous light pitting still visible. Proof markings quite clear. Bore is dirty with some apparent surface corrosion but generally good.
Lock. Also brushed bright but markings well preserved. Top jaw and screw almost certainly replaced but all else appears original. Positive and audible half and full cock positions.
Woodwork & Furniture: Wood is in good shape with the apron well preserved. Droppers a little worn but retains visible ordnance stamps and an ‘I.K.’ stocker’s stamp to the side-cheek. Hairline crack runs from the rear side nail to the corner of the breech on the left side. Normal light scratching and bruising throughout.
Please Note: This antique pistol is sold under section 58 of the UK firearms act as a curio or ornament only and nothing within this report should be taken as an indication of suitability for use.