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Lot 362: English Screw-Barrel Boxlock Flintlock Pistol and Hunting Sword

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Very Scarce Silver Accented Combination English Screw-Barrel Boxlock Flintlock Pistol and Hunting Sword

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

Very Scarce Silver Accented Combination English Screw-Barrel Boxlock Flintlock Pistol and Hunting Sword

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Knife Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 50
Barrel: 2 3/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 217
Class: Antique
Description:

This is an interesting combination of a "LONDON" marked (left side plate) English flintlock pistol with two "crown/GP proofs (no view mark) fitted with what appears to be a Germanic 23 1/4 inch sword blade with a partially unclear inscription on each side of the forte along with engraving of a boar on the right, stag on the left, and scroll designs. The pistol also has scroll engraving and has clam shell style languets on the side plates, one of which is uniquely pierced. The grip is inlaid with silver wire scroll patterns, and the pommel cap has a classic silver grotesque mask (no hallmarks). This example is interesting in that it is mainly a pistol with a sword blade attached whereas many examples have a more traditional sword profile with a pistol built into the hilt.

Rating Definition:

Good with mottled gray patina and mild pitting on the pistol and blade, cracked right side plate at the front screw, aged patina on the silver, some slivers of wire absent from the revarnished grip, and mild overall wear. Mechanically fine.



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