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Title Flintlock side lock for pistol by Thomas Hawley
Nationality English
Period c 1680
Price £200.00

This lock, just over 12cm long, is a typical example from the era of King Charles II. Thomas Hawley set up shop in London in 1681, producing his proof piece for the Gunmakers' Co then. He was elected Assistant in 1697 and Master of the Gunmakers' Co in 1701. He was Gunmaker to Ordnance, 1682-1707, and died 1719.

This would have been made for an overcoat pistol and has extensive strawberry leaf engraving both on the cock and the lock. All the component parts would appear to be original. It has an even grey patina overall with patches of heavy corrosion scattered throughout, particularly in the pan and the underside of the lower jaw.

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[Firearms : Flintlock Pistols : English : 17th Century]

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The bayonet arrived yesterday in good order. Fits my musket perfectly. Quite pleased, and many thanks for a very satisfactory transaction.

L K, USA, 01.06.2016

Bayonet arrived safe and well earlier, finally got a chance to unwrap it and have a quick peek and am very pleased, thanks!

T R, UK, 07.11.2013

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