A Small Pair Of 80-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistols

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Lot 525*
A Small Pair Of 80-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistols
By Richards, London, Circa 1775-80

Sold for £ 875 (US$ 1,222) inc. premium
A Small Pair Of 80-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistols
By Richards, London, Circa 1775-80
With turn-off cannon barrels each engraved with a broad band of foliage around the breech, and one numbered '1' to one side of the lug, rounded actions (defective) each signed on a foliate scroll over both sides, sliding trigger-guard safety-catches each engraved with a flower-head on the bow, figured rounded butts inlaid with silver wire scrollwork (some losses, more so on one than on the other), and unusual border engraved silver grotesque mask butt-caps each engraved with a flower-head on the tang (some wear and rust patination), Tower private proof marks (2)
3.7 cm. barrels
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