Originally Posted by Niall
Possibly Joseph Towns(h)end,Cork c.1796.....from Irish Gunmakers by Garrett(2008)
Thanks Nial, I'll check him out.
I have been thinking that the maker was probably one of the many who were working in Birmingham in the late 18th century. The silver furniture was obviously made there. It has the anchor hallmark (Birmingham), the letters CF (Charles Freeth), and the letter L (1783).
Date Letters of silver hallmarks in Birmingham, Page 184, Georgian Pistols, The Art and Craft of the Flintlock Pistol, 1715-1840, By Norman Dixon