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Lot 3379: Cased Pair of B. Woodward & Son Over/Under Swivel Barrel Pistols

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Cased Pair of Engraved Casehardened B. Woodward & Son Over/Under Swivel Barrel Percussion Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

A) Woodward Pistol

Manufacturer: Woodward, T.
Model: Swivel Type
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 2 inch round
Finish: casehardened
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 271
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 210
Class: Antique
Description:

The frame features fine floral scrollwork and border engraving and is signed "B. WOODWARD & SON" in a banner on the left side. The fish engraved hammer has a sliding safety. A wide leaf motif band is engraved on both barrels at the breech. Both barrels and bolsters are stamped with Birmingham proofs. The one-piece grip has fine checkering, scroll and border engraved grip cap with compartment and a blank silver initial oval. With a wooden case shared with "B". The case contains a conical bullet mold, lead rounds, a nipple wrench, a cap container, a case key and a small powder flask.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 90% vivid original case colors. 95% original nitre blue remains on the trigger. The grip is excellent with crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent. The case is fine with a minor crack on the lid, minor handling/storage marks, and some typical high spot wear on the lining.



B) Woodward Pistol

Manufacturer: Woodward, T.
Model: Swivel Type
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 2 inch round
Finish: casehardened
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 271
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 210
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A." Provenance: The Richard P. Mellon Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 95% plus vivid original case colors. 85% original nitre blue remains on the trigger. The grip is excellent with crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent.



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