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An Exceptional Cased Pair Of 28-Bore Early Flintlock Duelling Pistols With Their Original Receipt By John Manton, London, No. 1185 For 1790

Estimate: £0
Price realised:  £48,000
ca. US$83,278
Lot number 114*, Views: 82

With signed rebrowned scratch rifled lightly swamped twist octagonal sighted barrels engraved with a band of beadwork at the rear of each breech, gold-lined touch-holes, finely engraved tangs, signed detented locks each with moulded border, stepped tail, blued safety-catch also locking the steel, roller bearing on a ramp, blued steel-spring, gold-lined semi-rainproof pan, and original blued finish on the internal working parts, figured walnut full stocks (minor bruises), swelling flat-sided coarsely chequered butts with single lines across the pommels, finely engraved blued iron mounts including trigger-guards with large pineapple finial, silver escutcheons engraved with owner's initials 'JM', blued set triggers, original horn-tipped ramrods, and in fine condition with some original finish: in original lined and fitted mahogany case in the manner of John Twigg, with accessories including three-way flask covered in leather stained in imitation of tortoiseshell, the lid with brass carrying handle of Chippendale form, London proof marks 16 in. (40.7 cm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Fine Antique Firearms from the W. Keith Neal Collection
Date of the auction: 10 Nov 2005
Address: Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge Montpelier Street Knightsbridge London SW7 1HH Tel: +44 20 7393 3900 Fax : +44 20 7393 3905 [email protected]