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A fine Composite cased (pair) of English all brass Silver Mounted Queen Anne style flintlock pistols by; "HEYLIN", LONDON, circa. 1760. 5.5", .46-47 cal. round three stage brass barrels w/cannon muzzels. Brass frames marked; "HEYLIN" underneath the frizzen w/(2) Tower private proof and the maker mark; "I (J) H" (Joseph Heylin) and engraved on the top of breech; "Cornhill, LONDON" with-in a panoply of arms. Silver furniture includes; grotesque butt caps; Georgian wrist escutcheons, and dragon side plates. Stocks are solid w/normal scratches and dings from years of service. 12" overall length. In good working order.
The Accessories include; 3-way red leather powder flask, (3) powder measures, bullet mold, glass oil bottle, small SYKES priming flask, vent pick, turn screw, pan brush, tow, extra flints + leathers, barrel wrench and balls.
Period box measures: 17.5" X 8.5" and has the original trade label of; "WILLIAM DRURY, General Cutler, FURNISHING IRONMONGER and SILVERSMITH, MANUFACTURER OF SCALE BEAMS, TO HIS MAJESTY'S HONORABLE BOARD of Customs and Excise, Naval and Military Regulation Swords, Epaulettes,., Belts & c. Arms of Every Description. All Kinds of WEST INDIA Plantation Stores. Stove Grates, Fenders and Fire Irons. IRON AND BRASS FOUNDRY GOODS & c. N. 12 Castle Street & 2 Bold Street. LIVERPOOL. (circa. 1780-93, Cutler to King George III, Supplied Ordnance., 32 Strand).
Note: These guns were purchased out of England and were unfortunatly deactivated by the previous owner to abide by their gun Laws. A company inserted a steel plug in each breech and numbering the guns for law enforcement records. Can be reversed at a cost.
Note: The interior of this box has been professionally relined/restored w/proper English green baize and fitted to these guns.
(Joseph Heylin, Gunmaker, at the Cross Guns, Cornhill, 1757 (Sun Ins. No. 159890). Made free of Gunmakers Co., by redemption, proof piece & mark, 1757. Elected Assistant, 1773; Master, 1777. Gunmaker & stone crossbow maker, 48 Cornhill, 1757-1779; 100 Bishopsgate Within, 1780-1781 (Dir); Aldersgate St., 1796 (Pol). Contractor to the East India Co., 1775-1777; African Merchants Company., 1760. Died in 1801.
Ref: See; GUNMAKERS OF LONDON 1350-1850. by, Howard L. Blackmore. c. 1986, p.85., 133.
also see: BATTLE WEAPONS of the American Revolution. by, George C. Neumann. c.1998, p. 241
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