A Cased Pair Of 18-Bore Percussion Box-Lock Belt Pistols
Lot 297
A Cased Pair Of 18-Bore Percussion Box-Lock Belt Pistols
Sold for £687 (US$ 1,177) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Cased Pair Of 18-Bore Percussion Box-Lock Belt Pistols
Signed J. Sampson, Liverpool, Mid-19th Century
With rebrowned twist sighted barrels (some loss of finish) each with slender sighting groove along the top (nipples damaged), signed border engraved breech tangs each decorated with scrolling foliage and incorporating a back-sight, actions, hammers (one spur repaired) and mounts all engraved en suite, the latter comprising ovoidal butt-caps each with hinged circular butt-trap cover, and trigger-guards, chequered figured rounded butts, reblued belt-hooks, and stirrup ramrods each engraved with a flower-head on the tip: in relined and refitted cutlery case with turnscrew, iron bullet mould and reproduction flask, Birmingham proof marks
13.8 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • John Sampson is recorded in Liverpool from 1846 to 1860
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