A Very Rare Silver Mounted Flintlock Transitional Duelling pistol by Wogdon.
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15” overall, 10” octagonal sighted barrel engraved ‘Wogdon London’. London Gunmakers proof & maker’s mark ‘RW’ on underside, gold lined touchhole. With florally engraved false breech & tang incorporating rear sight. Barrel retained by slides, flat stepped lockplate with chamfered edges, small safety bolt & signed ‘Wogdon’. Walnut holster pistol form full stock with rounded butt. Silver furniture, consisting of grotesque mask buttcap, trigger guard in the French fashion with acorn finial and decorated with foliage on the D-shaped bow, two ramrod pipes. Silver tipped rammer.
Pistol in very good condition with crisp silver mounts. (silver mounts are not hall marked, this was done by Wogdon on pistols for export to save paying assay fees, an example of this is the pair of Wogdons belonging to General Sir David Baird which he took to India).
Transitional duelling pistols by Wogdon are virtually unknown.
This pistol is know to have been in India and previously had an Indian silver fore-end embellishment added which has now been removed.