A Cased Pair Of 40-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Travelling Pistols With Spring Bayonets

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Lot 269
A Cased Pair Of 40-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Travelling Pistols With Spring Bayonets
Signed Simmons, London, Circa 1820

Sold for £ 1,750 (US$ 2,185) inc. premium
A Cased Pair Of 40-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Travelling Pistols With Spring Bayonets
Signed Simmons, London, Circa 1820
With barrels each signed along the top and fitted with a bayonet (one with some pitting) along the left side, platinum-lined touch-holes, border engraved actions retaining traces of case-hardening and each decorated with a martial trophy and foliage on the tang plate behind the back-sight, and fitted with a bayonet-catch on the left between foliage and a starburst, thumbpiece safety-catches also locking the steels, engraved ring-neck cocks, steel-springs each with roller, one retaining some blueing, blued folding triggers each within a foliate border, chequered figured butts each with border engraved silver butt-cap retained by a screw centred on a starburst, vacant silver escutcheons, and stirrup ramrods (minor areas of pitting): in modern relined and refitted Oriental brass-mounted figured wooden case with some accessories including wedge-shaped flask (polished, cut-off spring incomplete), and case-hardened bullet-mould, one arm forming a barrel-wrench, Birmingham proof marks
6.3 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Sotheby's Summers Place, Fine Antique Arms & Armour, 15 July 1996, lot 124

    A Joseph Simmons worked in Birmingham between 1807 and 1831, and a William Simmons was at Chamber Street, London in 1836
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