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Lot 131: Fine Charles Lancaster Four Barreled Pistol in 476 CF

Auction Date: December 5, 2014

Lot 131: Fine Charles Lancaster Four Barreled Pistol in 476 CF

Auction Date: December 5, 2014

Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,000
Price Realized:

Fine Charles Lancaster Four Barreled Pistol in 476 CF

Manufacturer: Lancaster Charles
Model: 4 Barreled
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 476 CF
Barrel: 6 inch fluted
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Catalog Page: 34
Class: Antique
Description:

Charles Lancaster's multi-barreled pistols were introduced in the mid 1800s and although these pistols were never a standard issue weapon with the British colonial forces, many officers assigned to Africa and India chose Lancasters over the standard issue revolvers due to their superior rate of fire and large caliber. An estimated 712 of all models of this four barreled pistol were manufactured. The top of the barrel cluster is marked "CHARLES LANCASTER PATENT 151NEW BOND ST LONDON". Both sides of the barrel cluster are stamped with six proofs near the breech with "476 CF" stamped on the left flute. Additional British proofs are stamped on the sides of the frame. The workshop number "33B" is stamped on the underside of the frame and barrel cluster near the hinge with the serial number engraved on the front grip strap. The breech face is stamped "PATENT CHARLES LANCASTER" in a circle. Fitted with checkered bird head grips and a lanyard ring on the butt.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The pistol retains 40% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The grips are fine with some minor pressure dents and scratches showing a couple gouges in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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