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Lot 256: Cased Pair of Holland, Banbury Double Barrel Percussion Pistols

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Fine Cased Engraved Pair of Holland, Banbury Double Barrel Rifled Percussion Travelling Pistols

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

A) Holland Double Barrel Pistol

Manufacturer: English
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 52 bore
Barrel: 3 3/4 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/casehardened/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 347
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 254
Class: Antique
Description:

With browned Damascus rifled barrels with stirrup ramrods beneath and concave ribs with bead front sights and signed “HOLLAND. BANBURY.” William Holland is recorded as working in the Oxfordshire market town of Banbury between 1841 and 1852. Casehardened patent breeches each with platinum plug, casehardened scroll engraved standing breeches and back action locks each signed “HOLLAND”. Furniture including casehardened scroll engraved trigger plates and blued scroll engraved trigger guards. Figured walnut three quarter length stocks with checkered butts. Birmingham proof marks. In fitted mahogany case lined in burgundy baize, with some accessories including small brass mounted lacquered copper powder flask, iron bullet mold and brass mounted loading rod with worm.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 70% original casehardened/brown/blue finish throughout and crisp and clear engraving. The very fine stock has scattered age bruising and strong checkering with wear points from rubbing in the case. Mechanically excellent. The case and accessories are good, with the lining partially replaced.



B) Holland Double Barrel Pistol

Manufacturer: English
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 52 bore
Barrel: 3 3/4 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/casehardened/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 347
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 254
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A."

Rating Definition:

Fine with 50% original casehardened/brown/blue finish remaining overall, distinct engraving, some minor dings on the stock, crisp checkering, and some wear from rubbing in the case. Mechanically excellent.



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