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English - Percussion

Lot 3192
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Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250
Moore & Woodward London Side by Side Percussion Pistol
Serial # ManufacturerEnglish ModelPercussion
TypePistol Gauge50 Catalog Page176
Barrel Length3 1/2 Inch Solid Rib FinishBlue GripWalnut
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThe upper tang is script marked "Moore & Woodward / 64 St. James STT. / LONDON". Smooth bore barrels with an engraved band at the muzzles. There is a fixed notch rear sight on the frame and a single bead front sight on the solid rib, which has a wedge of scroll engraving at the breech. Pairs of British proofs (crown/GP, crown/V) are present on the underside of both barrels. Fish sculpted hammers have engraved floral scrollwork and engraved screw heads. The floral scroll engraving extends to the frame, and trigger guard. Fitted with a finely checkered one piece grip with blank silver oval wrist escutcheon and a floral blossom engraved butt compartment. Complete with an iron swivel ramrod.

ConditionVery good. The pistol retains traces of a period refurbished blue finish in the protected areas with the balance a smooth gray patina with evidence of being cleaned and some minor pitting. The markings and engraving remain clear and crisp. The grip is very fine with some minor dings. Overall the checkering is crisp. Mechanically fine.
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