A 22-Bore Percussion Duelling Pistol
Lot 304*
A 22-Bore Percussion Duelling Pistol
Sold for £812 (US$ 1,347) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A 22-Bore Percussion Duelling Pistol
By Dutton, Late 18th/Early 19th Century
Converted from flintlock, with twist octagonal sighted barrel (light surface pitting) stamped 'Fine Twisted' on the bottom flat at the breech, engraved tang also incorporating the back-sight, border engraved flat bevelled detented lock signed on a gold oval and decorated with foliage (hammer and retaining screw replaced, spur repaired), engraved safety-catch (incomplete), figured half-stock (fore-end with minor split) with chequered rounded butt, border engraved spur trigger-guard with a pineapple finial and decorated with a Britannia shield against foliage on the bow, vacant silver escutcheon and barrel-bolt escutcheons, horn fore-end cap, and later brass-tipped ramrod, London proof marks
22.9 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • The original maker is probably Edward Dutton recorded as taken on as an apprentice by his father, also Edward, in 1777
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