A Cased Pair Of Bohemian 55-Bore Percussion Target Pistols
Lot 545*
A Cased Pair Of Bohemian 55-Bore Percussion Target Pistols
By A.V. Lebada In Prag, Mid-19th Century
Sold for £ 14,687 (US$ 19,396) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Cased Pair Of Bohemian 55-Bore Percussion Target Pistols
By A.V. Lebada In Prag, Mid-19th Century
With twist damascus octagonal sighted barrels each signed in gold along the top flat between gold foliate scrolls, rifled with eighteen grooves, and struck on the bottom flat at the breech with Lebeda's oval barrelsmith's mark, foliate scroll engraved breeches each with two gold lines, numbered '1' and '2' respectively in gold within gold ovals, and with pierced platinum plugs, long foliate scroll engraved tangs each with adjustable back-sight, engraved with a differing portrait bust of a warrior within a platinum oval, and numbered '1' and '2' respectively in platinum on the tail, border engraved detented flat locks decorated en suite, signed in gold on a serpent, and numbered '1' and '2' in gold respectively on the tail, foliate scroll engraved dolphin hammers, side-plates en suite with the locks and inscribed 'Prague' in gold, highly figured half-stocks with shaped chequered panels on the butts, the latter each with ovoidal pommel encircled by a white-metal band, border engraved oval pommel-caps decorated with a differing female warrior, blued foliate scroll engraved spur trigger-guards, trigger-plates en suite and each with pineapple-shaped finial, set triggers, vacant border engraved white-metal escutcheons, no provision for ramrods, and retaining some original finish: in well-made reproduction figured wooden case fitted and lined in burgundy velvet with full accessories (some replacements) including brass-mounted three-way translucent horn flask
25.2 cm. barrels
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