A 22-Bore Brass-Mounted Flintlock Pistol, A 50-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistol, And A 25-Bore Turkish Flintlock Holster Pistol
Lot 418
A 22-Bore Brass-Mounted Flintlock Pistol, A 50-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistol, And A 25-Bore Turkish Flintlock Holster Pistol
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,521) inc. premium
Lot Details
A 22-Bore Brass-Mounted Flintlock Pistol, A 50-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistol, And A 25-Bore Turkish Flintlock Holster Pistol
The First Mid-18th Century, The Second Signed Rooke, Early 19th Century, The Last 19th Century
The first with three-stage barrel, plain tang and rounded lock, figured full stock carved with a shell behind the barrel tang, border engraved mounts decorated with foliage comprising shaped bevelled side-plate, spurred pommel with grotesque mask cap, trigger-guard with acorn finial, vacant brass escutcheon, ramrod-pipes, and later brass-tipped ramrod (barrel and lock worn and pitted), Tower private proof marks; the second with turn-off barrel, engraved brass action signed on one side, thumbpiece safety-catch also locking the steel, engraved trigger-guard, and figured flat-sided butt (some wear overall), Birmingham proof marks; the last with three-stage barrel, rounded lock, full stock, brass mounts including pierced foliate side-plate, spurred pommel, trigger-guard decorated with foliage, later barrel band, and later ramrod (some wear and rust patination overall) (3)
29.3 cm., 4.2 cm. and 30.5 cm. barrels
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