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Lot 3365: Cased Pair of Engraved and Carved Percussion Dueling Pistols

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Cased Pair of Engraved and Relief Carved Percussion Dueling Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

A) Dueling Pistol

Manufacturer: Belgium
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 40
Barrel: 10 5/8 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: relief carved ebony
Item Views: 723
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 198
Class: Antique
Description:

These pistols reflect the popular style in France and Belgium during the mid-19th century. No maker markings, both have an oval Liege proof on the left side of the barrel near the breech. Floral engraving is on the lock, barrel tang, trigger guard, and pommel cap; identical on both "A" and "B." The ebony stocks have relief carved floral patterns. The case has purple lining, loading and cleaning rods, bullet mold, a worm, measure, oiler, nipple wrench, hammer, cap container, and container with two spare nipples and key.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains half of the thinning original high polish blue finish with brown patina on the balance, and patches of light pitting at the muzzle end and at the breech. 60% casehardened finish with gray patina on the trigger guard tang. Crisp engraving throughout. Stock is very fine with minor scratches, and crisp relief carving. Mechanically excellent. The case is fine and has general age related wear.



B) Dueling Pistol

Manufacturer: Belgium
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 40
Barrel: 10 5/8 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: ebony
Item Views: 723
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 198
Class: Antique
Description:

Reference "A" description.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 60% thinning original high polish blue finish with light brown patina on the balance, and a patch of light pitting at the left of the muzzle end. 50% casehardened finish with gray patina on the trigger guard tang. Crisp engraving throughout. Stock is very fine with minor scratches and crisp relief carving. Mechanically excellent.



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