A Pair Of 54-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistols
Lot 310
A Pair Of 54-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistols
Sold for £475 (US$ 798) inc. premium
Auction Details
A Pair Of 54-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistols
Lot Details
A Pair Of 54-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistols
Signed Archer, London, Circa 1800
With turn-off barrels, border engraved actions signed in script over each side, thumbpiece safety-catches also locking the steels (one an old replacement, top jaws and screws replaced), folding triggers, figured flat-sided butts (one split), and vacant silver escutcheons (rust patinated overall), private Birmingham proof marks (2)
6.4 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • The maker is probably Thomas Archer of Birmingham (recorded 1776-1807) who marked his firearms 'London'
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