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Duelling Pistol by Knubley c1790 / 1830

A genuine original flintlock duelling pistol made by John Knubley of London. Knubley is recorded as working at Charing Cross, London from 1786 to 1793 as a gun-maker and sword cutler to H R H Prince Of Wales, Duke Of Clarence and Prince Edward. He is also mentioned in Atkinson’s ‘The British Duelling Pistol’ has being a maker of conventional duelling pistols with blued steel furniture.
The .69 calibre sighted and swamped octagonal barrel has a hooked breach, with a single gold band and gold touch hole. The barrel measures 11 inches and over all the pistol measures 15 ½ inches. London proofs are on the bottom barrel flat.
The stepped flat lock has a semi rain proof pan, sliding safety, roller frizzen and is marked ‘KNUBLEY’. The action is in very good order but the safety is stuck. There is evidence of use with some ware around the gold lines touch hole.
The half stock is in very good condition with only slight ware and bruising on the finely checked grip. The horn tipped rammer appears original to the pistol but has a missing worm.
Originally made as a full stocked pistol it was ‘modernised’ later in it’s working life, around 1830 to the more fashionable half stock.
Overall a very good condition genuine duelling pistol that is light and well balanced but sadly missing its partner and case, hence a fraction of the price of a cased set.
Sold as a collector item only.
Price includes postage in Australia, lay buy available.
Stock No. F66P

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