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Lot 1380: Pair of Engraved All Steel John Parkes Boxlock Flintlock Pistols

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Pair of Engraved All Steel John Parkes Boxlock Flintlock Pistols

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

A) Parkes Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: English
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 43
Barrel: 1 7/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip: metal
Stock:
Item Views: 245
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 181
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured by John Parkes, who was listed as a gunmaker in Birmingham from 1766-1788, and is known to have marked his guns "LONDON", as these examples are on the right, as well as being marked "PARKES" on the left. They each have two English proofs on the bottom of the breech and, apart from the barrels, have near full coverage floral and border engraving. They are each fitted with turn-off cannon barrels with multiple wedding bands.

Rating Definition:

Good, showing mostly a bright grey patina with some scattered patches of light surface pitting and some of the otherwise well-defined markings slightly softened. Mechanically fine.



B) Parkes Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: English
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 43
Barrel: 1 7/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip: metal
Stock:
Item Views: 245
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 181
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A".

Rating Definition:

Good, showing mostly a bright grey patina with some scattered patches of light surface pitting and some markings slightly softened but otherwise mostly well-defined engraving. Mechanically fine.



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