Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale on
Wednesday 28th June 2017
On view:
Sunday 25th June - 12 noon to 4pm
Monday 26th June - 10am to 7pm
Tuesday 27th June - 10am - 5pm
Lots: 651-700 of 700
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Lot 651
‡ an 80 BORE irish SIX-shot percussion pepperbox revolver by william & john rigby, dublin, no. 10471 for 1853
with fluted tapering barrel group, engraved with foliage ahead of the nipples and behind the muzzle, released by a stud on each side of the action, the spindle serving as a ramrod, rounded action engraved with characteristic scrolling foliage and signed on a scroll on the left and inscribed 'Dublin' on the right, fitted with engraved bar hammer grooved for sighting, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, and engraved nipple-shields, engraved trigger-guard, engraved back-strap, finely chequered figured walnut butt, and retaining traces of blued finish throughout
8.0 cm; 3 1/8 in barrels

Sold in 1853 to H. Donovan 'six-shot 80 bore pistol', see Back 1992, p.135.


Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 652
‡ a 54 BORE irish SIX-shot percussion pepperbox revolver by william & john rigby, dublin, CIRCA 1845
with fluted tapering case-hardened barrel group, engraved with foliage ahead of the nipples and behind the muzzle, blued rounded action engraved with characteristic scrolling foliage and signed on a scroll on the left and inscribed 'Dublin' on the right, fitted with engraved case-hardened bar hammer with faceted pointed finial for sighting, blued sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, and engraved case-hardened nipple-shields, engraved blued trigger-guard, engraved blued back-strap, finely chequered figured walnut butt, and expertly refinished throughout (some engraving refreshed)
9.5 cm; 3 ¾ in barrels

Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 653
A CASED 120 BORE TRANTER PATENT FIRST MODEL SELF-COCKING FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, NO. 8368T, CIRCA 1855
with sighted barrel engraved with a band of foliage around the muzzle, border-and scroll-engraved action numbered on the right, fitted with safety-catch, arbor pin and patent rammer, bright cylinder, bright patent double trigger, and chequered butt with scroll-engraved iron butt-cap: in lined and fitted mahogany case with 120 bore bullet mould, Dixon & Sons powder-flask, turnscrew, wrench and a combined bullet mould with cleaning jag and pricker
10.0 cm; 4 in barrel
Estimate:  £1400 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 654
A CASED 120 BORE BEAUMONT-ADAMS FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER BY ROBERT ADAMS, 76 KING WILLIAM STREET, LONDON, NO. 35,882R, AND B20133, CIRCA 1858
with blued sighted barrel signed on the flat, stamped with proof marks and L.A.C. for London Armoury Company on the left, border-engraved blued frame inscribed and numbered on the right, fitted with blued safety-catch, blued rammer numbered 2051, blued numbered cylinder, finely chequered walnut butt, iron trigger-guard and butt-cap, and some original finish (areas of wear, small dents and scratches): in a fitted mahogany case relined in green baize, with later bullet mould and powder-flask
11.0 cm; 4 3/8 in barrel

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 655
A RARE MATCHED PAIR OF 54 BORE SIX-SHOT FRENCH MODEL 1854 PERCUSSION REOLVERS BY DEVISME, A PARIS, NOS 1285 AND 1295, CIRCA 1855-60
each with signed octagonal barrel (fore-sight removed), signed and numbered on the right of the barrel lug and fitted with locking lever on the left (one retaining screw incomplete), cylinder struck with the maker's mark and with Thovenin pillars in each chamber, action with internal hammer and knurled spur, figured walnut butt with chequered grip, iron mounts comprising trigger-guard and butt-plate, and the latter with short threaded rammer forming a pommel
16.2 cm; 6 3/8 in barrels
(2)


Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 656
A .31 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 1849 FIVE SHOT PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER, NO. 49809 FOR 1852
of standard production specifications, with octagonal sighted barrel with two line New York address, engraved numbered cylinder, brass trigger-guard and back-strap with much silver-plating, the remaining parts with traces of early finish, and matching numbers throughout
15.3 cm; 6 in barrel

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 657
A .36 CALIBRE SIX-SHOT COLT MODEL 1851 LONDON NAVY REVOLVER, NO. 40189 FOR 1856
of standard production specifications, with sighted barrel stamped 'Address Col. Colt London', cylinder with traces of engraving, iron trigger-guard and back-strap, walnut grips, and matching numbers
19 cm; 7 1/2 in barrel

Estimate:  £900 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 658
A 4MM BELGIAN SMALL SIX-SHOT PIN-FIRE REVOLVER, LIÈGE PROOF, NO. 2994, MID-19TH CENTURY
with octagonal sighted barrel, numbered frame with loading-gate on the right, folding trigger and hardwood butt
6.0 cm; 2 3/8 in barrel

Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 659
A .38 CALIBRE RIM-FIRE FIVE-SHOT FORE-HAND & WADSWORTH 'BULLDOG' REVOLVER, CIRCA 1871-80
of standard production specifications, the barrel, cylinder and frame scroll-engraved with nickel-plated finish (action defective, areas of surface rust), and polished hardwood grips
6.0 cm; 2 3/8 in barrel

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 660
A 40 BORE BELGIAN MARIETTE PATENT FOUR-SHOT UNDER-HAMMER PERCUSSION PEPPERBOX REVOLVER, LIÈGE PROOF, MID-19TH CENTURY
with etched twist turn-off barrels, scroll-engraved rounded action, stamped 'Mariette Bréveté' on the underside of the back-strap, ring trigger, and ebonised butt
7.4 cm; 2 7/8 in barrels

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 661
A CASED 8MM PIN-FIRE REVOLVER, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1870
with sighted barrel engraved with a flourish over the breech, engraved frame and cylinder each decorated with foliage on a punched ground, the former fitted with loading-gate on the right and folding trigger, and finely chequered butt: in its tooled letter case lined in purple velvet (faded, areas of light wear)
9.0 cm; 3 1/2 in barrel
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 662
A BELGIAN PIN-FIRE REVOLVER, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1870 AND TWO FLINTLOCK TINDER LIGHTERS
the first with octagonal sighted barrel, engraved blued cylinder, scroll-engraved frame, folding trigger, and hardwood butt, in its leather holster; the second and third perhaps 19th century, each with scroll-engraved brass body, iron trigger-guards and walnut butts
the first: 8.5 cm; 3 3/8 in barrel
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 663
A 25 BORE FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOL BY REA, TOWER PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1790
with brass barrel formed in two stages and engraved with a band of beadwork at the breech, iron tang, signed stepped lock, full stock (fore-end repaired), brass mounts including later solid side-plate and trigger-guard with acorn finial and later bow, associated ramrod (worn, repairs)
18.0 cm; 7 1/8 in barrel

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 664
A 15 BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOL OF LIVERY TYPE BY WATERS & CO, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1781-90
with tapering barrel fitted with spring bayonet on the left of the muzzle (expertly restored), signed rounded border-engraved lock (top-jaw replaced), figured walnut full stock carved with an apron moulding about the tang (fore-end chipped on the left), brass mounts comprising side-plate of shaped outline fitted with brass bayonet catch, trigger-guard with moulded terminal, butt-cap, a pair of ramrod-pipes, escutcheon engraved with the owner's initials 'JM' and brass-tipped ramrod, perhaps the original
22.8 cm; 9 in barrel

John Waters (1766-88) was granted British patent no. 1284 on 9 March 1781 for attaching bayonets to pistols. He has been credited with the invention of the spring bayonet though this was contested, unsuccessfully, by William Grice.
Estimate:  £500 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 665
THE BARRELS AND STOCK OF THREE ENGLISH PISTOLS AND A PISTOL SIGNED CLARKSON, 18TH CENTURY AND LATER
the first mid-18th century, converted from flintlock, with three-stage barrel, full stock (cut-down) and brass spurred pommel with grotesque cap; the second mid-18th century, with tapering barrel (pitted), and brass grotesque mask butt-cap and openwork side-plate; the third early 19th century, with rebrowned octagonal barrel inscribed 'London', and the fourth composite, with tapering barrel, signed lock and brass mounts (each worn throughout)
the first: 22.3 cm; 8 3/4 in barrel
(4)
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 666
A 50 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL SIGNED ROSS, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURY
with browned twist sighted turn-off rifled barrel, scroll-engraved German silver side-hammer action signed on the left, chequered walnut butt with German silver butt-cap with small trap, and iron trigger-guard
8.5 cm; 3 3/8 in barrel

Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 667
A PAIR OF 22 BORE PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOLS SIGNED DEANE, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with octagonal sighted barrels inscribed 'London', engraved tangs signed scroll and border-engraved locks, figured walnut full stocks, engraved iron trigger-guards en suite with the locks, and vacant white metal escutcheons, and brass-tipped wooden ramrods
13.0 cm; 5 1/8 in barrels
(2)
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 668
A 25 BORE PERCUSSION LIVERY PISTOL BY NOCK, CIRCA 1800
converted from flintlock, with tapering barrel signed within a linear frame over the breech, signed rounded lock, figured walnut full stock, full brass mounts including flush-fitting side-plate, spurred pommel and trigger-guard with bud-shaped finial (ramrod-pipes chipped) and horn-tipped ramrod (seized)
23.0 cm; 9 1/8 in barrel


Estimate:  £180 - 220 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 669
A 60 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL BY I. & W. RICHARDS, LONDON, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1800
with turn-off barrel, box-lock action signed on the left and inscribed London on the right, the latter within a trophy-of-arms oval, folding trigger, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, and flat-sided walnut butt
4.7 cm; 1 7/8 in barrel

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 670
A 12 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL BY T. WORLEY, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830
with octagonal barrel, German silver action engraved with scrolls of foliage and signed on the left, folding trigger, finely chequered walnut butt, and vacant German silver escutcheon
3.5 cm; 1 1/2 in barrel

Thomas Worley is recorded as a lockmaker in Birmingham and Darlaston circa 1820-28.

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 671
‡ A RARE PAIR OF 140 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL BY WILLIAM AND JOHN RIGBY, DUBLIN, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1835
with turn-off barrels, engraved tangs incorporating the back-sights, engraved flat-sided butts incorporating the actions, signed in a panel on the left and inscribed 'Dublin' on the right, fitted with engraved side-hammers, folding triggers, and the butts each pierced to act as a barrel wrench
3.0 cm; 1 1/4 in barrels

For a pair of similar pistols by these makers see See Back 1992, p. 75, ill. 25.



Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 672
A PAIR OF 50 BORE BELGIAN PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS, LIÈGE PROOF, MID-19TH CENTURY
with octagonal turn-off rifled barrels, scroll-engraved box-lock actions with engraved hammers and folding triggers, ebonised butts, and scroll-engraved swivelling butt-caps with small cavities for caps
5.2 cm; 2 1/8 in barrels
(2)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 673
A 25 BORE PERCUSSION SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, CIRCA 1850
with turn-off barrel, scroll-engraved rounded action with flush-fitting hammer extending to a low bulbous hammer head over the recessed nipple-cavity, folding trigger, ebonised butt, scroll-engraved cap with trap, and vacant German silver escutcheon
5.5 cm; 2 1/4 in barrel



Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 674
TWO CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION PISTOLS, MID-19TH CENTURY
the first 40 bore, with etched twist turn-off rifled barrel, scroll-engraved rounded action with Liège proof mark on the left, folding trigger, and fluted ebonised butt carved with foliage, the second smaller, 80 bore, with turn-off barrel, scroll-engraved box-lock action, and fluted ebonised butt
the first: 3.8 cm; 1 1/2 in barrel
(2)

Estimate:  £180 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 675
A PAIR OF 50 BORE FRENCH PERCUSSION RIFLED TRAVELLING PISTOLS BY CARPENTIER A MÂCON, CIRCA 1840
each with browned twist turn-off barrel decorated with silver and gold at the breech and muzzle, scroll-engraved box-lock action signed in gold within a silver oval frame on the top, fitted with back-sight, engraved hammer of pronounced form, and folding trigger, highly figured butt, and engraved butt-cap with engraved 'nut-cracker' pommel
12.0 cm; 4 3/4 in barrels
(2)

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 676
A BELGIAN .650 CALIBRE PERCUSSION CAVALRY PISTOL, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1860
of regulation type, the lock by Dresse Laloux & Cie, three-quarter stock, brass mounts comprising side-plate, trigger-guard and butt-cap, later iron muzzle band, back-strap and ramrod
19.5 cm; 7 3/4 in barrel
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 677
A .700 CALIBRE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION CAVALRY PISTOL, CIRCA 1840
with tapering barrel retained by a single brass barrel band, regulation lock fitted with scroll-engraved hammer, full stock, and regulation brass mounts (worn, repairs)
19.2 cm; 7 5/8 in barrel

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 678
A 16 BORE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION PISTOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
converted from flintlock, the barrel signed 'Joaq Lopez', full stock, iron mounts and iron ramrod (pitted throughout)
19.5 cm; 7 3/4 in barrel

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 679
A 13 BORE NEAPOLITAN PERCUSSION PISTOL, MID-19TH CENTURY
with earlier barrel formed in two stages and struck with a series of gold-lined marks including the Royal manufactory (Neue Støckel 817 and 814), engraved tang decorated with scrolls and foliage, back-action lock en suite with the tang and with a maker's mark (gold lining removed, unclear), carved full stock decorated with foliage over much of its surface, chequered butt decorated with further scrolls (small cracks), German silver mounts including openwork side-plate centring on a female demi-figure, and butt with trap-cover formed as a moustacheod grotesque (ramrod missing)
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in barrel


Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 680
A PAIR OF 40 BORE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOLS, MID-19TH CENTURY
each with octagonal barrel etched in imitation of twist pattern and fitted beneath with spring bayonet operated by the trigger-guard, box-lock action engraved on each side with a trophy-of-arms, fitted with blued hammers and sliding thumb-piece safety-catches, chequered walnut butts, in an early, probably original, soft leather carrying case complete with nipple-wrench and with provision for other accessories (now missing)
11.6 cm; 4 5/8 in barrels
(2)

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 681
A PAIR OF 50 BORE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS, MID-19TH CENTURY
with turn-off cannon barrels, scroll-engraved box-lock actions (losses), folding triggers, and fluted butts
6.8 cm; 2 5/8 in barrels
(2)
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 682
A CASED PAIR OF 80 BORE GERMAN PERCUSSION RIFLED TARGET PISTOLS BY SCHNEEVOIGT IN LAHR, DATED 1836
with browned swamped octagonal rifled barrels, signed on the flats, inscribed 'I. Engl. Guss Stahl' and dated beneath, case-hardened breeches inlaid with gold lines and with engraved percussion bolsters, engraved case-hardened breech tangs fitted with adjustable blued back-sights, signed scroll-engraved case-hardened locks fitted with blued set triggers, highly figured walnut half-stocks with chequered butts, carved dark-stained scalloped fore-end caps, the butts fitted with carved ebony caps inset with a silver shield engraved with the owners arms, on an azure shield two ducks beneath a mullet (small dents), engraved blued trigger-guards with shaped finials, engraved blued trigger-plates, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, much early finish throughout and each with its tampion: in original hardwood case lined in dark green velvet, complete with its full complement of accessories including slender copper powder-flask, bullet mould, turnscrew and cap dispenser
24.5 cm; 9 ¾ in barrels

Christian Frederick Schneevoigt is recorded in Schlesswig Holstein and Lahr, Baden circa 1818-78.
Estimate:  £5000 - 7000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 683
A CASED PAIR OF 50 BORE FRENCH BREECH-LOADING PERCUSSION RIFLED TARGET PISTOLS BY GASTINNE-RENETTE, PARIS, NOS. 3495 AND 3496, DATED 1885 AND 1886
with browned octagonal rifled barrels, signed 'Inv Gastinne-Renette A Paris', numbered '1' and '2' respectively, fitted with blued fore-sights, struck with the dates and numbered beneath the breeches, scroll-engraved blued tangs incorporating the back-sights, scroll-engraved case-hardened stepped flush-fitting locks signed in small letters along the bottom, blued triggers, highly figured walnut half-stocks with finely chequered butts, iron mounts comprising engraved blued spurred trigger-guards also forming the barrel levers, decorated with the owner's crest, a boar's head, above the motto 'Vi Aut Virtute', scroll-engraved case-hardened pommel caps, vestigial side-plates and barrel bolt escutcheons, and much original finish throughout: in their original brass-bound fitted mahogany case lined in blued velvet (cracked on the reverse), the lid with brass escutcheon engraved with the owner's crest and motto on the outside and the maker's name in gilt letters on the interior, complete with accessories including powder-flask by Dixon & Sons, Sheffield, burnished bullet mould, nipple-wrench and turn-screw
25.4 cm; 10 in barrels

The firm of Gastinne-Renette was one of the leading target and duelling pistol makers in Paris during the 19th century. They won medals at the Paris exhibitions of 1839 and 1844, as well as holding appointments to Napoleon III and the King of Spain. Duelling lessons were still available at the firm's premises in the Champs-Elysées until the outbreak of the First World War, where it is still represented to this day. The champion shot, Walter Winans devotes a chapter to "Gastinne-Renette's gallery in Paris", in The art of Revolver Shooting (1911), where he concludes "in regard to galleries where one can get pistol practice, that of Gastinne-Renette in Paris stands easily first, and not only is it lit up in the best style for all sorts of shooting, but the weapons supplied are the best in the world"
Estimate:  £5000 - 7000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 684
A CASED PAIR OF 40 BORE BAVARIAN PERCUSSON RIFLED TARGET PISTOLS BY JOH. ANDRE KUCHENREITER IN REGENSBURG, CIRCA 1840
with signed octagonal swamped sighted multi-groove rifled barrels inlaid with platinum lines at the breeches and muzzles, scroll-engraved breeches, scroll-engraved breech tangs fitted with adjustable blued back-sights, scroll-and border-engraved locks signed and inscribed 'In Regensburg' respectively, walnut half-stocks, the butts cut with a panel of chequering on each side, scroll-engraved iron mounts including spurred trigger-guards and butt-caps, vacant white metal escutcheons, and much original finish: in their original fitted case lined in padded green velvet, the lid impressed with the maker's details in gilt letters on the interior (the exterior worn), with accessories including bullet mould, powder-flask
25.2 cm; 10 in barrels
Estimate:  £3500 - 4500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 685
~A PAIR OF 15 BORE SPANISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS, THE BARRELS BY GERONIMO FERNANDEZ, CIRCA 1720
each with two-stage barrel fitted with silver 'spider' fore-sight, moulded girdle, octagonal breech struck with the barrelsmith's marks of Geronimo Fernandez (Neue Støckel 7388 and 7389) and a series of decorative crosses all lined in gold (losses), strongly bevelled lock fitted with faceted pans, moulded highly figured full stock (small repairs), carved with foliage behind the rear ramrod-pipe and about the tang, the butt carved with a slender rib along the spine and shaped in imitation of a cap pommel, iron mounts comprising scrolling side-plate with a central moulding, faceted trigger-guard en suite with the lock, and with foliate terminal, faceted cap pommel, and a pair of faceted ramrod-pipes, and brass-tipped whalebone ramrod with iron worm
28.7 cm; 11 1/4 in barrel

Geronimo Fernndez is recorded in Madrid circa 1690-1727.

Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 686
A 20 BORE CENTRAL ITALIAN PERCUSSION HOLSTER PISTOL, MID-18TH CENTURY
converted from flintlock, with tapering barrel signed 'Llazari' (the muzzle slightly shortened) and chiselled with scrolls and foliage over the breech, engraved tang, rounded lock chiselled en suite with the breech ahead of the hammer and on the tail, full stock moulded over the fore-end and carved with scrolls in low relief (small cracks and repairs), chiselled iron mounts comprising trigger-guard, side-plate, spurred pommel, a pair of ramrod-pipes and escutcheon all decorated en suite with the breech and wooden ramrod
24.0 cm; 9 1/2 in barrel

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 687
A 22 BORE FRENCH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY CHASTEAU A PARIS, CIRCA 1760
with tapering barrel fitted with silver bead fore-sight and formed with a flat, chiselled with scrolls enclosing a warrior rondel over the breech on a gilt ground, engraved grooved tang, stepped lock signed on a scroll beneath the pan, engraved with trophies-of-arms and scrolls on a gold ground, full stock carved with scrolls of foliage in low relief (rubbed), iron mounts chiselled and gilt en suite with the lock and breech, comprising openwork side-plate, trigger-guard with moulded finial, and spurred pommel (the iron parts with areas of pitting, rubbed and patinated)
20.5 cm; 8 in barrel

Chasteau was arquebusier du Roi to Louis XV, see Hayward 1963, p. 45.
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 688
AN 18 BORE GERMAN HOLSTER PISTOL BY BY M. SCHWARTZ VON CLERF, CIRCA 1760
with two-stage sighted barrel (muzzle dented) engraved with scrolls over the breech, engraved tang, signed stepped lock engraved with a profile mask issuant with scrolls (comb of the cock and the top-jaw screw chipped), figured full stock carved with a moulding about the rear ramrod-pipe and the tang, 'bird's' head butt, brass mounts including solid side-plate decorated with a figure and scrollwork, and pommel cap with a grotesque mask cap, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod
20.6 cm; 8 ½ in barrel



Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 689
A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS PISTOL BY KNUBLEY, LONDON, CIRCA 1790
with brass barrel flared towards the muzzle, fitted with spring bayonet retained by the trigger-guard beneath and with ramrod-pipes on the right, brass action signed on the left and inscribed 'London' on the right, each within ovals carried by trophies-of-arms, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, iron trigger-guard engraved with a flowerhead (worn) and flat-sided walnut butt (associated ramrod, proof marks rubbed)
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in barrel
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 690
A PAIR OF 26 BORE FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOLS, FOREIGNER'S MARK, LONDON VIEW AND PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1760
with moulded cannon barrels, rounded breeches stamped beneath and with the later inscription 'Wogdon' above, separate tangs of shaped outline, rounded actions fitted with associated bevelled cocks, sliding trigger-guard safety-catches, figured walnut butts, pear-shaped butt-plates, and belt hooks (polished)
18.2 cm; 7 1/4 in barrels
(2)
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 691
A 32 BORE FLINTLOCK COAT PISTOL BY SPENCER, LYNN, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820
with octagonal twist sighted barrel inscribed 'Lynn' (rubbed) and stamped with proof marks beneath, platinum lined vent, engraved tang incorporating the back-sight, signed stepped bevelled lock, fitted with rainproof pan, steel spring with roller and 'French cock' (the upper portion replaced), figured walnut full stock, chequered grip, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard (light pitting), vacant silver escutcheon, and silver barrel bolt escutcheons
12.7 cm; 5 in barrel

Matthew S. Spencer is recorded in Lynn Regis (King's Lynn, Norfolk), circa 1804-1853.

Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 692
A PAIR OF 20 BORE FLINTLOCK LIVERY PISTOLS BY JOLLEY, TOWER PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1790
with tapering barrels moulded at the breeches, engraved breech tangs, signed border-engraved locks, matching cocks, figured walnut full stocks, brass mounts including trigger-guards with engraved bows and acorn finials and horn-tipped ramrods, one with its iron worm (the other associated)
20.5 cm; 81/8 in barrel
(2)
Estimate:  £900 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 693
A 15 BORE FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOL BY H.W. MORTIMER, CIRCA 1790
with rebrowned octagonal swamped sighted barrel inscribed 'London' over the breech, stamped with London Gunmakers Company view and proof marks beneath, inlaid with two gold lines and with gold-lined vent, engraved breech tang incorporating the back-sight, signed stepped lock fitted with bolt safety-catch, figured walnut full stock, chequered butt incised with a flowerhead, and engraved iron trigger-guard with urn finial (the engraving refreshed throughout, later ramrod)
27.0 cm; 10 5/ 8in barrel
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 694
A CASED PAIR OF 42 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS BY WOOD, YORK, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with signed octagonal turn-off barrels, scroll-engraved box-lock actions, folding trigger-guards with traces of blued finish, finely chequered walnut butts, vacant white metal escutcheon: in associated fitted oak case (lid cracked), complete with iron bullet mould and brass flask
7.5 cm; 3 in barrels
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 695
A 100 BORE PERCUSSION TURN-OVER PISTOL BY LANG, 7 HAYMARKET, LONDON, CIRCA 1830
with turn-off barrels engraved around the muzzles and one numbered '4', the breech inscribed 'London' and 'Patent' on the respective faces, box-lock action finely engraved with foliage and signed in full within a square panel on the left, folding trigger, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, chequered walnut butt, engraved silver butt-cap and vacant silver escutcheon
3.8 cm; 1 1/2 in barrels

Joseph Lang is recorded at 7 Haymarket 1825-52.
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 696
A CASED PAIR OF 40 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS BY ROBERTSON, GLASGOW, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with octagonal sighted barrels signed on the top flats, scroll-engraved brass actions with engraved side-hammers (one nipple missing), finely chequered walnut butts, engraved iron trigger-guards, and vacant German silver escutcheons: in a fitted oak case with brass flask and powder measure
8.0 cm; 3 1/8 in barrels


Estimate:  £500 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 697
A PAIR OF 28 BORE PERCUSSION PISTOLS BY BECKWITH, LONDON, NO. 2657, CIRCA 1840
each with signed rebrowned twist octagonal sighted barrel struck with the serial number beneath, scroll-engraved breech inlaid with platinum lines, pierced platinum vent, scroll-engraved breech tang incorporating the back-sight, signed scroll-engraved flush-fitting lock with bolt safety-catch, figured walnut full stock, chequered butt, scroll-engraved iron trigger-guard, butt-cap with trap, white metal escutcheon, swivel ramrod, and horn fore-end cap
15.3 cm; 6 in barrels
(2)

Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 698
A CASED PAIR OF 15 BORE FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS BY TWIGG, CIRCA 1790
each with browned twist sighted barrel inscribed 'London' in block capitals on the top flat, stamped with private proof marks on the left of the breech and stamped 'ITH STUBBS' beneath, engraved tangs incorporating the back-sight, stepped lock signed in script beneath the pan, fitted with bolt safety-catch, associated bevelled cock and roller on the steel spring, figured walnut half-stock, finely chequered butt, engraved iron mounts comprising trigger-guard decorated with bouquets on the bow and with pineapple finial, two ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end cap, vacant shield-shaped silver escutcheon, and each with associated horn-tipped ramrod, one with iron worm (refinished throughout): in a contemporary fitted mahogany case lined in green baize, the lid with brass flush-fitting carrying handle, with associated bullet mould and powder-flask
22.7 cm; 8 7/8 in barrels
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 699
A CASED PAIR OF 22 BORE FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS BY HARVEY WALKLATE MORTIMER, CIRCA 1780
each with rebrowned twist octagonal sighted barrel signed 'H Mortimer' in script and inscribed 'London' in italic capitals, engraved with a band of beadwork (refreshed), struck with the barrelsmith's, London Gunmakers Company view and proof marks at the breech, stepped lock engraved with foliage on the tail and beneath the pan, signed in script beneath the latter, fitted with bevelled cock decorated en suite, and steel with roller, figured walnut full stock, flat-sided butt with flattened spine, engraved iron mounts comprising trigger-guard with a flower on the bow and acorn finial, pear-shaped butt-pate decorated with a sunburst, two ramrod-pipes (later ramrods): in a contemporary fitted oak case lined in green baize, the case lid with flush-fitting brass carrying handle on the outside and trade label for William Bond at 59 Lombard Street on the inside, complete with a brass three-way flask
26.0 cm; 10 1/4 in barrels

Flat-sided butts, characteristically associated with Wogdon, are rarely encountered with this maker. See Munson 1992, p. 182, plate 280.
Estimate:  £5000 - 7000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 700
A CASED PAIR OF 22 BORE D.B. FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOLS BY CLARK, CIRCA 1820
with browned twist sighted barrels inscribed 'London' in script on the flats at the breeches and struck beneath with London proof marks, scroll-and border-engraved tangs incorporating the back-sights and decorated with union ovals, stepped locks signed in script, engraved with trophies on the tails and sunbursts ahead, fitted with engraved cocks, semi-rainproof pans, rollers on the blued steel springs, blued bolt safety-catches, highly figured walnut three-quarter stocks, chequered butts, engraved iron mounts comprising blued trigger-guards with pineapple finials and decorated with trophies, foliage and border ornament on the bows, ramrod-pipes, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, vacant silver escutcheons, and some early finish: in original mahogany case lined in green baize, the lid with flush-fitting brass carrying handle, the interior with trade label of Gass at 42 & 43 Oxford Street (small tears), complete with fireproof three-way flask by 'G. & J. W. H', regulation bullet mould, and rammer (compartment lids replaced, areas of wear, key escutcheon missing)
15.2 cm; 6 in barrels

David Gass is recorded having his gun and pistol repository at 42-3 Oxford Street circa 1808-35.
Estimate:  £7000 - 10000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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