A Fine Pair Of 10-Bore Percussion D.B. Howdah Pistols (4)

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Lot 329
A Fine Pair Of 10-Bore Percussion D.B. Howdah Pistols
By Boss & Co., 73 St. James's Street, London, 974/5 For 1849

Sold for £ 10,687 (US$ 13,352) inc. premium
A Fine Pair Of 10-Bore Percussion D.B. Howdah Pistols
By Boss & Co., 73 St. James's Street, London, 974/5 For 1849
With browned twist sighted barrels each signed in full along the rib (one barrel lug loose), case-hardened breeches each with short platinum line and plug, border engraved case-hardened tangs, signed serial numbered back-action locks and dolphin hammers, the latter held at half-cock by a bright safety-catch, figured half-stocks with chequered rounded butts, border engraved steel mounts comprising blued trigger-guards each serial numbered on the tang, rounded case-hardened butt-caps (light patination) each with hinged circular trap cover, fore-end caps, stirrup ramrods, and retaining nearly all their original finish: in their brown leather holsters, London proof marks (4)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Acquired by the vendor from W. Keith Neal in 1989

    Boss & Co. were at 73 St. James's Street, London between March 1839 July 1908

Saleroom notices

  • The author of Boss & Co. has informed us that this pair of pistols were sold by the makers to the Earl of Huntington in 1882. They are listed as stock and were no doubt made earlier.
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A Fine Pair Of 10-Bore Percussion D.B. Howdah Pistols (4)
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