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Lot 1306: Pair of William Hole Brass Barreled Flintlock Pistols

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Very Fine Pair of William Hole Brass Barreled Flintlock Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

A) W. Hole Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: English
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 56
Barrel: 9 inch octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 771
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 247
Class: Antique
Description:

William Hole of Bristol was a gunsmith in 1811-1844. The barrels have the post-1816 Birmingham proofs flanking the additional "tombstone" mark and blade front sights. The locks are signed "WILLIAM HOLE/BRISTOL" in individually stamped letters. The furniture is brass. There is some light engraving mainly of floral patterns. The stocks are plainly finished.

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall with light aged patina on the brass, mostly bright lock with light patina, most of the glossy finish on the otherwise fine stock, and generally minimal overall wear primarily consisting of dings and scratches. Mechanically fine.



B) W. Hole Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: English
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 56
Barrel: 9 inch octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 771
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 247
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A".

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall with light aged patina on the brass barrel and furniture, fairly bright lock with light patina, most of the glossy finish on the otherwise fine stock, and generally minor overall wear mostly concentrated on the stock which has some dents and light scratches. Mechanically fine.



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