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Lot 1293: Cased Pair of Liege Proofed Percussion Pistols

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Cased, Engraved, and Relief Carved Pair of Liege Proofed Percussion Pistols

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

A) Percussion Pistol

Manufacturer: Belgium
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 52
Barrel: 6 5/8 inch octagon
Finish: brown/bright
Grip:
Stock:
Item Views: 304
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 236
Class: Antique
Description:

The Damascus barrels have etched "CANON DAMAS" and scroll patterns on top, "20350" ahead of the tenons, "MB", Liege proofs, and "13.8." The serial number is repeated on the face of the standing breeches. The locks and furniture have scroll engraving. The stocks have coordinating scroll patterns and fluted wrists. The case has a modern "LOUIS B/ARQR DU TIR NATIONAL/21 RUE DE RIVOLI/A PARIS" label inside the lid and a compliment of accessories, such as a powder flask, and ball/slug mold.

Rating Definition:

Good with a mix of refinished brown, fire blue, and mild pitting on the barrel, mostly silver-gray on the lock and furniture, and mild overall wear. The stock is also fine and has distinct carving, small dents, worn finish, and mild wear. Mechanically fine. The relined case and accessories are very good with light age and storage related wear.



B) Percussion Pistol

Manufacturer: French
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 52
Barrel: 6 5/8 inch octagon
Finish: brown/bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 304
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 236
Class: Antique
Description:

See A.

Rating Definition:

Good with a blend of refinished brown, traces of fire blue, and mild pitting on the barrel; mostly silver-gray patina on the furniture, and mild overall wear. The stock is also good and has worn finish mainly on the forend, some scattered dents and scratches, general mild wear, and distinct carving. Mechanically fine.



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