A 12 BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY GRIFFIN & TOW, CIRCA 1775 A 12 BORE FLINTLOC…
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A 12 BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY GRIFFIN & TOW, CIRCA 1775

A 12 BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY GRIFFIN & TOW, CIRCA 1775 with rebrowned swamped sighted barrel signed ‘Griffin & Tow, London’ on the flat within a linear border drawn-out to a loop over the breech, struck with Tower private proof marks on the right and with London view and proof marks on the left, each with the barrelsmith’s mark ‘IG’ between, gold-lined vent, border-engraved tang grooved for sighting and decorated with foliage on the tail, border-engraved bevelled lock retaining some early finish, signed ‘Griffin and Tow’ in capital letters beneath the pan and stamped with the letter ‘G’ on the inside, bevelled cock engraved en suite, figured walnut full stock (small bruises), border-engraved brass mounts comprising butt-plate decorated with a rococo flower on the tang, shaped side-plate, trigger-guard formed in one piece with acorn finial and a rococo flower on the bow, three ramrod-pipes, and iron trigger-plate (associated wooden ramrod), 99.3 cm barrel

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A 12 BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY GRIFFIN & TOW, CIRCA 1775

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