A 32-Bore Percussion Duelling Pistol
Lot 413*
A 32-Bore Percussion Duelling Pistol
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,025) inc. premium

Lot Details
A 32-Bore Percussion Duelling Pistol
By Jas. Wilkinson & Son, London, No. 1266, Circa 1820
With twist octagonal sighted barrel rifled with eight grooves and signed along the top flat, border engraved breech with pierced platinum plug in the shaped nipple-bolster (nipple replaced), tang engraved with a trophy and foliage and also incorporating the back-sight, signed border engraved flat bevelled detented lock decorated with scrolling foliage and a trophy at the stepped tail, safety-catch, foliate engraved hammer with detachable nose, figured half-stock (minor chip in front of the lock) with flattened chequered butt and ovoidal pommel, spur trigger-guard with pineapple finial and decorated with a martial trophy on the bow, set trigger, and silver barrel-bolt escutcheons and fore-end cap (some wear, ramrod missing), London proof marks
23 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • This pistol is an early example of the percussion ignition system and was built incorporating flintlock parts. The Wilkinson records list a 'Pistol pat. breech', finished 4 September 1817
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