An Irish 14-Bore Percussion Belt Pistol
Lot 303
An Irish 14-Bore Percussion Belt Pistol
Sold for £812 (US$ 1,318) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Irish 14-Bore Percussion Belt Pistol
By W. & J. Rigby, Dublin, No. 10318 For 1851
With etched twist sighted barrel engraved 'Dublin' along the sighting groove, case-hardened breech engraved with a starburst in the groove and with platinum line and pierced platinum plug, grooved foliate engraved tang, signed border and foliate engraved serial numbered lock with three bents, foliate engraved dolphin hammer (spur replaced), figured full stock with chequered rounded butt, the latter with circular cavities for balls and caps along the back and with hinged border engraved cover decorated with foliage, ovoidal pommel with vacant silver escutcheon, blued foliate engraved trigger-guard with finial of pineapple form, belt hook, and stirrup ramrod (some rust patination)
9.5 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    D.H.L. Back, Great Irish Gunmakers: Messrs Rigby 1760-1869, 1992, p. 132. Recorded as one of a 'Pair of trap pistols' sold to R. White
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