Rock Island Auction Company
A
B

Lot 255: Pair of William Powell & Son 16-Bore Percussion Officers Pistols

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Very Fine Cased Pair of Engraved William Powell & Son 16-Bore Percussion Officers Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

A) W. Powell & Son Officers Pistol

Manufacturer: William Powell & Son
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 16 bore
Barrel: 6 3/8 inch flat top round
Finish: brown/casehardened/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 365
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 254
Class: Antique
Description:

Includes a Holland & Holland invoice for the cased pair from Maj. C. Wilcox at Ras Al Kaimah in the United Arab Emirates on April 27, 1979. There is an Hindi label bellow the R.B. Rodda & Co. trade label inside the case lid, and the left side of the barrels have "APX-80-EX-73" and "APX-81-EX-73" Indian registration marks respectively. The smoothbore, Damascus barrels have dovetailed bead and notch sights, flat tops marked "W-POWELL & SON," swivel mounted ramrods, and casehardened breech plugs with platinum bands. The locks are signed "POWELL," and they and the furniture have English scroll and border engraving. The wedge and wrist escutcheons are silver. The stocks have checkered, bag shaped wrists. The case contains a "WD" and "No 18" marked ball mold, an oiler, a reproduction eagle powder flask, a screwdriver, a cleaning rod, and a few balls.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The barrel has 85% plus distinct original Damascus patterns, and 75% original blue finish on the trigger guard. The lock retains 85% plus original case colors. The stock is also very fine and has crisp checkering and minor scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good and has moderate age and storage related wear including a later trade label, extensive deterioration of the lining, and some small chips.



B) W. Powell & Son Officers Pistol

Manufacturer: William Powell & Son
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 16 bore
Barrel: 6 3/8 inch flat top round
Finish: brown/casehardened/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 365
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 254
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A."

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The barrel has 85% distinct original Damascus patterns, and 80% original blue finish on the trigger guard. The lock retains 90% original case colors. The stock is also very fine and has crisp checkering, a few minor dents, and light scratches. Mechanically excellent.



Customer Product Questions

There are currently no customer product questions on this lot