Gill Marked English Tap Action Flintlock Pistol

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Gill Marked English Tap Action Flintlock Pistol
The left side of the frame is marked "D. GILL" in an oval surrounded by floral engraving and the right side is marked "LONDON" in an oval surrounded by the same design. The underside is marked with recessed "crown/GP" and "crown/V" proofmarks. Screw off barrel with geometric design engraving around the muzzle. The frame was casehardened, the folding trigger, frizzen spring and hammer safety are niter blue and the barrel silver plated. Fitted with a bag shaped, smooth one piece walnut grip.
BBL: 2 1/2 inch round
Gauge: 44
Finish: brown
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: NSN
Condition: Refinished. The frame shows a smooth artificial mottled gray patina on the balance. The small components retain half of the original bright niter blue finish. The barrel shows some pin prick sized blistering and remnants of silver. The grip is also very good with only a few minor dings and handling marks. The markings and engraving are clear. The action is fine.