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10 minutes ago, Ferretlurcher1970 said:

Can anyone help. The gun is a single barrel muzzle loader, started life as a flintlock. Has silver furniture with the crowed leopard hallmark so pre 1820. Unusual crest on side.


So what do you want help with?

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The crest is similar to this British Officers pistol of 1772, if you can see the date letter you can date it fairly accurately, the crowned leopard hallmark is for London and was used up till 1820.

British Officers pistol of 1772...https://www.ima-usa.com/products/original-british-silver-mounted-officers-flintlock-pistol-by-brander-of-london-with-1772-hallmarks?variant=31121920655429

This chart may help date the gun, scroll down for London date letters...http://www.silvercollection.it/englishsilverhallmarks.html

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Full length  of the gun would help on the lock side ,  ,it looks French the  trigger guard  finial  looks typical  French although certain  English gun makers prior  to 1780  used  this type of trigger guard and also the acorn .


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