Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale
on Wednesday 27th June 2018
On view:
Sunday 24th June: 12noon to 4pm
Monday 25th June: 10am to 7pm
Tuesday 26th June: 10am to 5pm
Lots: 503-516 of 516
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Lot 503
A 54 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820; A U.S. PERCUSSION PISTOL, NO. 867, CIRCA 1840 AND A POWDER-FLASK
the first with turn-off barrel, engraved box-lock action with folding trigger, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, and flat-sided walnut butt; the second probably by W. W. Marston, with two-stage barrel, bar-hammer action and walnut grips; the third with brass body embossed with foliage (worn throughout)
the first: 4.2 cm; 1 5/8 in barrel
(3)
Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 504
A PAIR OF 140 BORE FLINTLOCK MUFF PISTOLS SIGNED BOND, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830
with short brass turn-off barrels, box-lock actions signed within trophy-of-arms ovals on the left and inscribed 'London' on the right, sliding thumb-piece safety-catches, flat-sided walnut butts, and iron trigger-guards
3.4 cm; 1 3/8 in barrels
(2)
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 505
A 60 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL BY GRIFFIN, LONDON, CIRCA 1750
with turn-off tutenag cannon barrel, scroll-engraved box-lock action signed on a rococo scroll on the left and inscribed 'London' on the right, scroll-engraved tang, flat-sided walnut butt inlaid with silver wire rococo scrolls on each side and over the spine (small losses), silver escutcheon engraved 'Baron', and brass sliding trigger-guard safety-catch
6.2 cm; 2 3/8 in barrel

Literature
Eric Griffin, Griffin of Bond Street, Dorset 1993, pp. 190-191, plate 29.
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 506
A 50 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL SIGNED H NOCK, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830
with turn-off barrel engraved with a band of foliage about the muzzle, brass box-lock action engraved with trophies-of-arms carrying ovals inscribed 'H.Nock' on the left and 'London' on the right, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking the steel, folding trigger, and chequered walnut butt (escutcheon missing)
4.3 cm; 1 5/8 in barrel

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 507
A 50 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL SIGNED DAVIDSON, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830
with blued turn-off barrel engraved with a band of foliage about the muzzle, blued action signed on the left and engraved with trophies-of-arms on each side, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking the steel, folding trigger, chequered walnut butt, engraved silver butt cap and vacant silver escutcheon
4.3 cm; 1 5/8 in barrel


Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 508
A 54 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL BY GODSALL JNR, GLOUCESTER, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS CIRCA 1790
with turn-off cannon barrel moulded at the muzzle, box-lock action signed on an engraved rococo scroll on the left and inscribed 'Gloucester' on the right (worn, top-jaw and screw replaced), flat-sided walnut butt, and sliding trigger-guard safety-catch (pitted) with moulded borders
5.8 cm; 2 ľ in barrel

Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 509
‡ A 54 BORE OVER-AND-UNDER FLINTLOCK TAP-ACTION PISTOL BY JAMES STURMAN SEARLES, LONDON, CIRCA 1800
with turn-off barrels engraved around the muzzles, box-lock action inscribed 'London' within an oval on the right and signed on the left, each carried by a trophy-of-arms, fitted with tap-action (lever missing, action chipped on the right), sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking the steel, and flat-sided walnut butt (light pitting throughout, trigger-guard missing)
6.0 cm; 2 3/8 in barrels

This maker was granted a patent in 1791 for triggers for d.b. guns and made a telegraph gun that 'gives the earliest intelligence at the Approach of Thieves.....'.
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 510
A PAIR OF 54 BORE FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOLS BY I. FURBER, PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1780
with cannon barrels, box-lock action signed on a scroll on the left, and engraved with a spray of rococo foliage on the right, engraved tangs, flat-sided walnut butts inlaid with silver wire rococo ornament and iron trigger-guards engraved with a rococo flower (the iron parts patinated)
6.5 cm; 2 1/2 in barrels
(2)
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 511
A PAIR OF 54 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLS BY SIMMONS, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1800; A 40 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL BY UTTING, NO. 265 BOROUGH HIGH STREET, CIRCA 1800; AND THE LOCK AND STOCK OF A FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOL BY EDGSON, CIRCA 1800
the first with brass turn-off barrels and engraved brass actions (losses, partly dismantled), sliding thumb-piece safety-catches, and flat-sided walnut butts; the second with turn-off barrel, signed action (stripped), and flat-sided walnut butt; the third with signed stepped lock, and walnut stock (incomplete, barrel missing) with 'Wogdon' style butt
the first: 4.5 cm; 1 3/4 in barrel
(qty)


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 512
A 14 BORE FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL BY E & W BOND, LONDON, CIRCA 1826-30
with tapering sighted barrel with traces of signature, stamped 'FINE STUBBS TWISTED' and with London proof marks beneath (areas of light pitting) , engraved tang, signed stepped bolted lock fitted with 'French' cock (top-jaw and screw replaced), steel spring with roller and semi rainproof pan, figured walnut full stock, engraved brass mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial, elliptical butt-plate and vacant escutcheon, horn fore-end cap and horn-tipped wooden ramrod
12.8 cm; 5 1/8 in barrel
Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 513
A 15 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY BARBER, LONDON, CIRCA 1760
with associated barrel inscribed 'London', signed bevelled lock decorated with foliage and border ornament, walnut full stock inlaid with silver wire about the tang area (small repairs), iron trigger-guard with acorn finial silver trophy-of-arms side-plate, grotesque mask butt cap and vacant escutcheon (rubbed), and two iron ramrod-pipes (the engraving and marks on the barrel refreshed)
19.4 cm; 7 5/8 in barrel

Estimate:  £550 - 650 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 514
A 25 BORE FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL BY W. BOND, LONDON, CIRCA 1810
with rebrowned signed octagonal barrel, engraved tang decorated with foliage, signed stepped lock fitted with bolt safety-catch, roller and engraved cock, figured walnut full stock, engraved brass mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial and butt-cap, and original brass-tipped ramrod with worm
10.0 cm; 4 in barrel

Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 515
A 25 BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY R. WALLAR, CIRCA 1780
with two-stage brass barrel, signed and stamped with Irish Registration mark 'ME1880' for County Meath, engraved tang, border-engraved stepped lock, figured walnut full stock, flat-sided butt, and engraved brass mounts including trigger-guard with acorn finial and engraved bow decorated with a rococo flower, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod
20.0 cm; 7 7/8 in barrel

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 516
A PAIR OF 14 BORE IRISH SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS BY MICHAEL RANSFORD, DUBLIN, CIRCA 1740-50
with two-stage swamped barrels, inscribed 'Dublin' over the breeches within a linear frame and struck with the barrelsmith's mark, the letters 'MR' beneath a coronet (Neue StÝckel 1820) and London proof marks, gold-lined vents, engraved grooved breech tangs decorated with foliage, rounded locks signed 'Ransford' in block capitals, pans with water drains (one cock repaired), full walnut stocks carved with mouldings over the fore-ends and leaves behind the rear ramrod-pipes and tangs, full silver mounts struck with Dublin marks (rubbed) cast and chased in low relief, comprising openwork side-plates decorated with foliage, trigger-guards with foliate terminals and expanded flowerheads on the bows, spurred pommels engraved with elaborate trophies-of-arms and fitted with grotesque mask caps, escutcheons engraved with the owner's crest, a dexter arm in armour embowed, holding in the hand a sword, and a pair of ramrods each decorated en suite with the trigger-guards, and horn-tipped wooden ramrods, one with its original iron worm
22.5 cm; 8 7/8 in barrels
(2)

Michael Ransford is recorded in Dublin circa 1710-57. See Garrett 2008, pp. 41-2.

Estimate:  £6000 - 7000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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