Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1341: Side by Side Percussion "Howdah" Pistol with Snap Bayonet

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Finely Engraved Massive English Side by Side Percussion "Howdah" Pistol with Snap Bayonet

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

Finely Engraved Massive English Side by Side Percussion "Howdah" Pistol with Snap Bayonet

Manufacturer: English
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 72
Barrel: 7 3/4 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/casehardened/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1323
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 290
Class: Antique
Description:

The only markings found on this pistols are "LONDON" on the barrel rib, Birmingham proofs on the bottom of the barrels, and the initials "T.C." neatly inscribed on the butt. The bayonet is 7 1/2 inches in overall length and springs into place when the retainer on the upper tang is pulled back. A swivel mounted ramrod is mounted below the barrels. There is some simple scroll and border engraving. The stock has a horn forend cap, German-silver escutcheons, a checkered wrist, and a flared pommel.

Rating Definition:

Very good plus with gray and brown patina, mild oxidation/pitting, and general minor marks and scratches. The stock is fine and has some scratches and dings with otherwise distinct checkering. Mechanically fine.



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