English Box-Lock Flint Pistol by, TWIGG, LONDON, #2736 Firearms
A Fine Antique English Box-lock Flint Pistol by, TWIGG, LONDON, circa. 1780. Just over 1.5" round steel .50 cal. turn-off barrel. All steel box-lock frame w/decorative panoply-of-arms engraving and maker signed; "TWIGG" on the left side, "LONDON" on the right, top mounted sliding safety, (2) Tower Proofs just in front of steel trigger guard at bottom of breech. Stock is solid w/Silver oval wrist escutcheon engraved w/owner's name; 'S Y E R', light scratches and dings from years of handling. Drop trigger. 6 1/8" overall length. In good working order.
Ref: See; GUNMAKERS OF LONDON 1350-1850. by, Howard L. Blackmore. c. 1986, p. 193.