An Unusual 16-Bore Brass-Mounted Flintlock Pistol
Lot 433
An Unusual 16-Bore Brass-Mounted Flintlock Pistol
Sold for £1,080 (US$ 1,686) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Unusual 16-Bore Brass-Mounted Flintlock Pistol
By M. Stones Of London, Circa 1700
With three-stage sighted barrel struck at the breech with two marks, one of which appears to be the mark of the Blacksmiths' Company, lightly engraved tang, signed border engraved flat bevelled lock (cock replaced, steel refaced) decorated with strawberry foliage, moulded figured full stock (butt repaired, fore-end partly replaced), mounts comprising cast and chased side-plate formed as a foliated serpent, vacant foliate escutcheon, spurred faceted pommel engraved with foliage and with separate grotesque mask cap, shaped trigger-guard with foliate finial and engraved with strawberry foliage on the bow, faceted ramrod-pipes (forward one replaced), and later ramrod (steel parts with light rust patination)
25.6 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Ian Glendenning Collection

    Literature:
    Ian Glendenning, British Pistols And Guns 1640-1840, 1951, pp. 24-25, plate 2, nos. 1-5
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