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Auction: The Richard Garrett Collection of Antique Firearms
was auctioned on: 28 November 2018
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An Unusual Cased Set Of Four Flintlock Pistols Comprising A Pair Of 24-Bore Flintlock Duelling Pistols, And A Contemporary Pair Of 120-Bore Liège Box-Lock Pocket Pistols The Former By John Twigg, London, Circa 1780

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000
ca. US$12,758 - US$19,137
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 332* Y, Views: 34

The former with slightly swamped re-browned twist octagonal sighted barrels each signed along the top flat and engraved with a line of beadwork behind the back-sight, border engraved tangs each decorated with foliage, border engraved flat bevelled locks (two retaining screws replaced) each with second form of signature and stepped tail, figured full stocks (fore-ends with minor old damage) each carved in relief with a shell behind the barrel tang, chequered rounded flat-sided butts with a dot in the centre of each diamond and carved with characteristic step behind the lock and side-flat on each side, re-blued steel trigger-guards each with acorn finial and decorated with a flower-head on the border engraved bow, turned ramrod-pipes, and horn-tipped ramrods, one with iron worm; the latter with turn-off rifled cannon barrels, actions engraved with a trophy on each side and inscribed 'London' on a scroll, blued sliding trigger-guard safety-catches each decorated with foliage on the bow, and figured flat-sided butts inlaid with silver wire scrollwork (minor losses): in contemporary lined and fitted mahogany case with some accessories including leather-covered three-way powder-flask stained in imitation of tortoiseshell, the exterior of the lid with brass carrying handle of Chippendale form, the duelling pistols with London proof marks 25.4 cm. and 4 cm. barrels

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: The Richard Garrett Collection of Antique Firearms
Date of the auction: 28 Nov 2018
Address: Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge Montpelier Street Knightsbridge London SW7 1HH Tel: +44 20 7393 3900 Fax : +44 20 7393 3905 [email protected]