Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 19: Unknown Screw Barrel Pistol 44

Auction Date: December 3, 2010

European Engraved and Silver Accented Folding Trigger Screw Barrel Percussion Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $4,000

European Engraved and Silver Accented Folding Trigger Screw Barrel Percussion Pistol

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Screw Barrel
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: silver/ bright steel/ bronze
Grip: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 10
Class: Antique
Description:

Produced without sights, with the screw on bronze barrel decorated with a pair of raised relief chiseled grotesque heads at the muzzle. No makers marks are visible, with a scene of a bird in a field on the left side of the frame, fish head hammer and scroll and floral work on the frame and barrel. Smooth bag shaped grip, with a relief engraved head on the brass buttplate, silver wire scroll inlay, silver inscription plate and accents. Possibly made for the Oriental trade.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with the start of a fine aged patina on the barrel and traces of silver in the protected areas. Bright frame, with some mild spotting and handling marks. Grip is good, with a few small cracks. Mechanically good.



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