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Lot 3221: "Seglas" All-Metal Four Barrel Swivel Breech Flintlock Pistol

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Engraved "Seglas" All-Metal Four Barrel Swivel Breech Box Lock Flintlock Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Engraved "Seglas" All-Metal Four Barrel Swivel Breech Box Lock Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Seglas
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32
Barrel: 2 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip: maple
Stock:
Item Views: 311
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 161
Class: Antique
Description:

Israel Segalas was a French Huguenot who migrated to England in the late 17th century and was active as a gunmaker in London in the early 18th century. Many, likely most, pistols signed "Seglas," "Segallas," or "Segalas" were actually manufactured in France and Belgium by other gunmakers looking to capitalize on his name. This un-proofed example is marked "London" on the right, "Seglas" on the left in script and has fancy Rococo scrollwork throughout with some martial accents. The "cannon" style barrels are rifled, and the trigger guard acts as the release to rotate them.

Rating Definition:

Very good plus with gray patina, light pitting, crisp engraving, and mild wear. Mechanically fine.



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