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A change of pace and a big step back in time. Here is my W. H. Wilson double flint circa 1820. Very late London flint with just about all the improvements Joe Manton adopted. I believe the gun was likely made by Alexander Wilson, late of Manton. The twin locks are totally hand made, perhaps the hammers began life as rough blacksmith forgings. They are double throated for strength in the neck as is most common with late flint guns.

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Beautiful gun complete with grip safety.

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What a superb flintlock, a feast for the eyes!

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This is WW Greener’s Self Acting Striker, patented in 1868. It was his first patent after he quit working for his father and went out on his own. At the time primer quality varied quite a bit and strikers often penetrated the primer and stuck in them. Greener’s solution was to manually force the striker to retract before opening. You can see a small protrusion on the throat of the hammer engaging a stub on the striker. As the hammer was moved to the half cock position it pulled the striker away from the primer. Obviously this lock does not have the rebounding feature Stanton had patented about the same time. Very few of these were made. I love the graceful sweep of the hammers and the way they lay in full cock. They remind me of a racing horse in the starting gate eager for a race to begin.

Hammers certainly gave a craftsman a palette for artistic expression.

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Lovely Joe, and the condition is not half bad either wink , thanks for sharing.


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Another superb hammer gun. And clever, too.

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Two digit serial number, Wesson. A couple of hundred were made, some engraved by Gustav Young.

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Hard to find Wilkes Barre.

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Not hammers, but the gun that probably started it all. Pauly

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The beginning of the Dalys, sourced from Geo. Lindner ?

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