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Old 16th August 2021, 11:33 AM   #5
corrado26
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I found one pistol made by Robert Harvey in the book "Early Firearms of Great Britain and Ireland". At the black/white foto one can read the signature "ROB. HARUEY". Why Robert Harvey wrote his name with a "U" instead of a "V" must remain his secret.
I think, that the gunmaker Harvey of your pair of pistols is an other guy who used barrels made by Peter Gandon. In my eyes your pair has been made in the years about 1750/60: the use of the signature within a scroll that was in not before 1750, is a clear reference. So your Harvey could enventually have been a son or nephew of Robert Harvey although he is not mentioned in the "Neue Stoeckel".

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