Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1276: Cased A.V. Lebeda Breech Loading Target Pistol

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Exceptional Cased Engraved and Gold Inlaid A.V. Lebeda Single Shot Breech Loading Target Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

Exceptional Cased Engraved and Gold Inlaid A.V. Lebeda Single Shot Breech Loading Target Pistol

Manufacturer: European
Model: Single Shot
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 9 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue/gold/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 429
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 227
Class: Antique
Description:

This pistol from Anton Vinzent Lebeda of Prague circa 1880 has an etched Damascus barrel with eight-groove rifling, a dovetailed blade front sight, "A. V. LEBEDA IN PRAG" marked on top, and the matching serial number on the bottom. The standing breech has an adjustable notch rear sight. The barrel is released by pulling the front of the trigger guard back. The spurred trigger guard encloses a single set trigger and has a coronet and coat of arms in relief with a gilt background, and coordinating coronet is on the case lid. The back action lock, frame and furniture has scroll and border engraving and gold inlays. The underside of the action has "LEBEDA/PATENT." The ornate pommel has a fancy stud. The case comes with a suite of loading and maintenance equipment and a case for cartridges with Lebeda label inside (casings not included).

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine overall with 85% plus original finish overall, bright original gold, crisp Damascus patterns, crisp checkering and engraving, and some age and storage related wear mainly in the form of some dings and light scratches on the wood. Mechanically excellent. The case and accessories are all very fine.



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