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Lot 114: Four Antique Single Shot Percussion Pistols

Auction Date: June 22, 2022

Four Antique Single Shot Percussion Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

A) U.S. H. Aston & Co. Model 1842 Pistol

Manufacturer: Aston H Pistols
Model: 1842
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 60
Barrel: 8 1/2 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 309
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.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

"1851" dated lock.

B) Allen & Wheelock .36 Center Hammer Pistol

Manufacturer: Allen & Wheelock
Model: Single Shot
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 5 1/2 inch part octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 309
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.

Description:

Manufactured 1860s.

C) Henry Deringer Medium Size Pocket Pistol with Memphis, Tennessee Retailer Mark

Manufacturer: Henry Deringer Rifles And Pistols
Model: Percussion Pocket
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 3 1/4 inch irregular
Finish: brown/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 309
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:

Manufactured c. 1848-1850, Deringer marked lock and breech, barrel marked "MAND FOR/F.H. Clarke & Co/MEMPHIS, TENN.", "L" engraved on the thumb escutcheon.

D) Liege Proofed Boxlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Belgium
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45
Barrel: 3 5/8 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: hardwood
Stock:
Item Views: 309
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.

Description:

Liege proofed, light floral engraving.

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