A Fine 32 Bore Flintlock Over & Under Pistol by D.Egg

Stock Code: 8572

A Fine 32 Bore Flintlock Over & Under Pistol by D.Egg, 14” overall, 8” octagonal barrels with blade sight, clean bores, top flat signed   D.Egg. London in gold, steel ramrod mounted below barrel, stamped with London proofs  two gold lines at the breech, both locks engraved and signed ‘D.Egg’ in script , swan-neck cocks fitted with sliding safeties, simple floral and linear engraving to mounts, single trigger, trigger guard and butt cap engraved with musical trophies , one piece stock cut for shoulder stock with fine chequering.

Circa 1810.                      

Durs Egg son of Leonz Egg, gunmaker, Switzerland. Born 1748, baptised Urs Christian. After a short stay in Paris, came to London and worked for John Twigg, 1772. Granted denization in 1791. Gunmaker & Sword Cutler. Became gunmaker to George IV & Duke of York. Renowned for his fine workmanship 

Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London 1350-1850, George Shumway Publishing, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

Examples of his work are preserved in the Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, and many other public and private collections. For full details see Claude Blair, 'The Egg Family, Part I and Part I (contd.), J.A.A.S., vol. VII (1973), pp. 266-299 and 305-353

 

 

Price: £7,750.00

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