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Lot 218: Cased Pair of Engraved French Guyot Dueling Pistols

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Cased Pair of Engraved French Guyot Dueling Percussion Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

A) Guyot Pistol

Manufacturer: Guyot
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 12 mm
Barrel: 10 3/4 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 427
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 219
Class: Antique
Description:

Both pistols are fitted with dovetailed blade front and fixed notch rear sights. The top of the blue finished barrel is marked with the Guyot address in Ponthieu, Paris on both examples. The lock, hammer, breech plug, barrel tang, trigger guard and butt pommel are scroll pattern engraved on both examples. Serial number "1991" marked underneath the barrel of each pistol with numbers "1" and "2" respectively. Includes blue lined wooden case with N. Guyot address inside the lid in gold letters, containing a hammer, tools, cap containers, cleaning rod and bullet mold.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 60% plus original high polish blue finish on the barrel and trigger guard with scattered brown patina/light pitting, 80% plus vivid original case colors with smooth gray patina on the balance, and crisp engraving overall. Stock is excellent with crisp checkering, some light handling marks, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent. Included case is fair as sanded and refinished with some scattered light handling marks, a large separated crack with filler running the length of the lid, absent shield plaque on the lid, detached handle (included separately) and fine lining.



B) Guyot Pistol

Manufacturer: Guyot
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 12 mm
Barrel: 10 3/4 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 427
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 219
Class: Antique
Description:

Reference "A" description.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 60% plus original high polish blue finish on the barrel and trigger guard with scattered brown patina/light pitting, 85% plus vivid original case colors, and crisp engraving overall. Stock is excellent with crisp checkering, some light handling marks, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent.



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