A fine pair of Twigg pocket pistols,

Stock Code: 8532

A fine pair of Twigg pocket pistols, 6” overall 1 ½” round turn-off XX bore barrels with London proofs, engraved at the muzzle, border engraved brass round box-lock actions, decorated on both sides with shields surrounded by stands of arms, signed ‘Twigg’ to the left and ‘London’ to the right, fitted with sliding safety catches above. Chequered walnut butts.

C1790

In very good condition.

 

John Fox Twigg was born at Grantham, Linconshire, in 1732 and apprenticed Edward Newton of Grantham (active 1718-1764), By 1755, Twigg working as a gunmaker from Angel Ct., Charing Cross until 1760 when he moved to 132 Strand, opposite Catherine St., and continued at this address until 1776. He moved again in 1776, this time to Piccadilly where he remained until his death in 1790.

Price: £2,795.00

Available: Yes

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