A fine&scarce example of a British Naval Flintlock Swivel Gun circa 1780-1800. Marked to the the lock plate "BARNETT" probably produced by Thomas Barnett. who worked in London from 1750 until 1800 when the firm became “Barnett & Son”. The firm of Barnett is closely associated with British military firearms, holding many contracts for both the Army and Navy, as well as the East India Company.This example is completely untouched, and unrestored having not previously been offered on the collectors market, having remained in the same country house for the last 150+ years. The lock is fully functioning, the ring neck cock is crisp on both full and half cock, as is the frizzen. At some point in the past, a very sturdy custom made hardwood and brass mount was produced for the gun, probably late Victorian to early Edwardian in date. This compliments the gun very well, and is included in the sale should the new owner wish. Visit www.greatscottantiques.com for more images and information.