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Lot 2326: Four European Percussion Pistols

Auction Date: February 17, 2022

Four European Percussion Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,500

A) Gold Inlaid and Engraved Albert Bernard Pistol

Manufacturer: French
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 52
Barrel: 9 7/8 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: ebony
Item Views: 313
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

Description:

#1 pistol from a pair. Manufactured in the mid 19th century.

B) Chatellerault Model 1833 Pistol

Manufacturer: French
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 8 inch octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 313
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

Later brass rod.

C) Liege Proofed Sidehammer Pistol

Manufacturer: Belgium
Model: Percussion Single Shot
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 38
Barrel: 5 3/4 inch octagon
Finish: bright
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 313
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

"London" marked on bbl

D) European Boxlock Pocket Pistol

Manufacturer: European
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 48
Barrel: 2 5/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 313
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OG - POOR- major or minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated, wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative; generally undesirable as a collectors firearm in its present state.

WB - WOOD IS BETTER FOR THE PERCENT OF FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

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