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Lot 244
A Pair Of French 40-Bore Percussion Target Pistols, And A 54-Bore Percussion Box-Lock Pocket Pistol
The First Signed Lehanne A Herve, The Second Signed Evans, Both Mid-19th Century

Sold for £ 881 (US$ 1,078) inc. premium
A Pair Of French 40-Bore Percussion Target Pistols, And A 54-Bore Percussion Box-Lock Pocket Pistol
The First Signed Lehanne A Herve, The Second Signed Evans, Both Mid-19th Century The first with twist octagonal sighted barrels rifled with twelve grooves, border engraved breeches numbered 1 and 2 respectively, foliate engraved tangs and signed locks (one action defective, one side nail missing), figured full stocks (some bruising, one split opposite the lock), chequered butts, steel mounts comprising foliate engraved winged side-plates, rounded pommels and spur trigger-guards each engraved with a hound, the latter each with foliated finial, vacant gold escutcheons and barrel-bolt escutcheons (damaged), set triggers, and original ramrods (worn overall, steel parts rust patinated); the second with turn-off rifled barrel engraved around the muzzle, signed foliate engraved rounded action (defective), thumbpiece safety-catch, folding trigger, rounded butt inlaid with engraved silver foliage and scrolls (some losses), vacant silver escutcheon, and silver lion-mask butt-cap (rust patinated overall), Birmingham proof marks (3)
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