English Flintlock Turn-Off Cannon Barrel Pistol by J. HALL, #1973 Firearms
A Good Antique English Flintlock Turn-Off Cannon Barrel Pistol by; "J. HALL, FECIT", LONDON, circa. 1735. 4.7/8" .577 (regulation)cal. (removable screw barrel), 6.5" overall length 3-stage iron turn-off cannon barrel, breech stamped w/(2) PRIVATE PROOFS and Barrel Maker's mark. Lock w/decorative engraving and maker marked; 'I. HALL FECIT'. Fine engraved brass furniture. Stock has a grain crack running the length of the stock that was mended/repaired during the working life of the pistol, nice relief carving around the barrel tang and the tails of the lock plate and side plate, otherwise solid w/scratches and dings from years of service. In good working order. 12.5" overall length.
Consignment; E.R. 2009