A Cased Pair Of 50-Bore Percussion Box-Lock Pocket Pistols
Lot 414
An Unusually Cased Pair Of 50-Bore Percussion Box-Lock Pocket Pistols
Sold for £5,000 (US$ 8,025) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Unusually Cased Pair Of 50-Bore Percussion Box-Lock Pocket Pistols
By C. Lancaster, 151 New Bond St., London, Mid-19th Century
With bright octagonal sighted turn-off barrels each engraved around the muzzle and signed over the three top flats, foliate scroll engraved octagonal breeches, actions, each with rear sight, rounded dolphin hammers (one hammer spur replaced, one nose repaired) and ovoidal butt-caps each with hinged circular cover, folding triggers, finely chequered figured rounded butts, and vacant silver escutcheons: in their original highly unusual contoured wooden case of the type used for jewellery, covered in dark blue leather, lined in navy blue velvet and fitted for the pistols and their accessories, the latter comprising white-metal mounted three-way powder-flask covered in red leather, the basal compartment with pivoting cover stamped with Dixon's marks for Britannia metal, steel bullet mould stamped 'No. 40', barrel-wrench incorporating a nipple-key, and a small quantity of lead balls, London proof marks
4.5 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Charles Lancaster is recorded at 151 New Bond Street between 1847 and 1854
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