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Lot 327
A 130-Bore All-Metal Over-And-Under Flintlock Pocket Pistol Of Niquet/Devillers Type
Circa 1750, Almost Certainly Liège

Sold for £ 2,640 (US$ 3,582) inc. premium
A 130-Bore All-Metal Over-And-Under Flintlock Pocket Pistol Of Niquet/Devillers Type
Circa 1750, Almost Certainly Liège
With fixed rifled cannon barrels, octagonal breech sections each cut in low relief on the three upper flats with symmetrical designs of foliated scrollwork on a punched and gilt ground, the tang and action en suite, stud safety-catch to the rear of each cock, exposed triggers, and moulded hollow brass butt retaining traces of gilding and engraved on each side with foliated scrollwork and on the spine with sprays of foliage, the underside with applied forward extension incised with a crown over 'F V' (iron parts with scattered slight wear and minor surface pitting): on a modern wood and brass stand (2)
13.9 cm.

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    G. de Vries and B.J. Martens, The Visser Collection, vol. 1, part 4, cat. no. 930, pp. 564-565
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