A Pair Of 25-Bore Flintlock Turn-Off Pistols
Lot 417*
A Pair Of 25-Bore Flintlock Turn-Off Pistols
Sold for £937 (US$ 1,575) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Pair Of 25-Bore Flintlock Turn-Off Pistols
By Bunney, London, Circa 1775
With three-stage cannon barrels, border engraved rounded actions made in one with the breeches and each signed on a scroll against rocailles and foliage over both sides, engraved sliding trigger-guard safety-catches, swelling figured butts (splits and repairs) inlaid with silver wire scrollwork and rocailles (losses), vacant silver escutcheons, and silver butt-caps originally of grotesque mask form (in very worn condition overall), Tower private proof marks (2)
14 cm. barrels

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  • Joseph Bunney is recorded in Birmingham between 1765-1814
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