A Continental 18-Bore Flintlock Turn-Off Pistol, And A Continental 55-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistol
Lot 315*
A Continental 18-Bore Flintlock Turn-Off Pistol, And A Continental 55-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistol
Sold for £500 (US$ 840) inc. premium
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A Continental 18-Bore Flintlock Turn-Off Pistol, And A Continental 55-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistol
The First Mid-18th Century, The Second Early 19th Century
The first with cannon barrel, engraved tang secured by a screw behind a foliate finial extending over the breech, trigger-guard with foliate finial, moulded butt (repaired or replaced), cast brass mounts (escutcheon replaced) comprising pierced foliate side-plate centred on a grotesque mask, and butt-cap with horned grotesque monster's mask (action defective, cock fractured, in worn and pitted condition); the second with turn-off barrel, border engraved action with a foliated oval on both sides, thumbpiece safety-catch, engraved trigger-guard, and figured flat-sided butt (2)
14 cm. and 4.5 cm. barrels
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