Unusual flintlock eprouvette or powder tester circa early to mid 18th century, metal grip, outside spring on frizzen showing signature on top of metal grip of which “Gale” is visible. The metal grip shows traces of fine engraving. The metal surfaces show some light to heavy pitting and erosion. Small parts are all retained. The wheel which shows hand-engraved numbers. A good early piece that has the similarities in design to Queen Anne era English and Scottish arms.
Copy and image from Little John Auction.