A Very Rare Belgian Montigny System All-Metal Breech-Loading Needle-Fire Target Pistol Of Small Bore
Lot 304
A Very Rare Belgian Montigny System All-Metal Breech-Loading Needle-Fire Target Pistol Of Small Bore
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,991) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Very Rare Belgian Montigny System All-Metal Breech-Loading Needle-Fire Target Pistol Of Small Bore
By Bastin Frères, Circa 1850
With octagonal sighted rifled barrel, the stock, butt, butt-plate, spur trigger-guard, action and hinged cocking-lever all engraved with scrolling foliage, the last engraved 'Systeme Montigny' and incorporating a back-sight, brass stricker-head, the action acting against a spring secured by a transverse screw with turned circular washer with knurled outer edge on both sides of the butt (some light pitting)
17.8 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Ibid., p. 37, illustrated

    For a very similar pair of pistols in fine condition see Fernando Durán Subastas, Madrid, Antique Firearms from the A. Fierro Collection, second part, 26 February 1998, lot 38
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