A Pair of Flintlock Pocket Pistols by Griffin. 7 ½” overall. 2” turn-off cannon barrels, engraved square actions with ‘Griffin’ and ‘Bond Street London’ in ribbons, plain round breeches, London proofs and ‘1’ & ’2’ .Centre mounted cocks & frizzens, sliding trigger guard safeties, walnut slab sided butts.
In very good condition nearly all original finish remaining. Hardly used, frizzen faces show no wear.
Joseph Griffin was turned over to his father in 1741 and was free of the Gunmakers' Company in 1750. He was appointed Gentleman Armourer to His Majesty's Stables-in-Ordinary in 1760 and was elected Master of the Gunmakers' Company in 1761 and 1763. In partnership with his father until 1770 and with John Tow, 1771-82, he died in 1784.