A Fine Cased Pair Of 40-Bore Percussion Duelling Or Target Pistols

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Lot 667
A Fine Cased Pair Of 40-Bore Percussion Duelling Or Target Pistols
By Joseph Manton, Hanover Square, London, No. 407 For 1834

Sold for £ 8,750 (US$ 11,374) inc. premium
A Fine Cased Pair Of 40-Bore Percussion Duelling Or Target Pistols
By Joseph Manton, Hanover Square, London, No. 407 For 1834
With browned octagonal sighted barrels each signed in full along the top flat, case-hardened breeches each engraved with a leopard's mask and with two platinum lines and pierced platinum plug, foliate scroll engraved case-hardened tangs each with swept nipple-shield, signed border engraved case-hardened detented back-action locks and dolphin hammers decorated en suite, the internal working parts retaining their original blued and burnished finish, blued engraved safety-catches, highly figured half-stocks with chequered rounded butts, border engraved steel mounts decorated with scrolling foliage and comprising case-hardened butt-caps and trigger-plate, the latter each with pineapple-shaped finial, blued spur trigger-guards, blued rear ramrod-pipes, vacant silver escutcheons and barrel-bolt escutcheons, set triggers, horn fore-end caps, brass-mounted ramrods, and in fine condition retaining virtually all their original finish: in original lined and fitted mahogany case (lid missing) with accessories including unusual brass-mounted two-way powder-flask with cylindrical body, the base with threaded circular cover, London proof marks
24.2 cm. barrels
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