Lot #3248
Lot #3250

Lot 3249: Cased Pair of Clark Flintlock Side by Side Pistols

Cased Pair of Engraved Clark Flintlock Side by Side Pistols

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

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Lot 3249: Cased Pair of Clark Flintlock Side by Side Pistols

Cased Pair of Engraved Clark Flintlock Side by Side Pistols

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500
Price Realized:

A) Clark Double Barrel Pistol

Manufacturer: Clark
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 54
Barrel: 4 5/8 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/casehardened/blue
Grip:
Stock: checkered walnut
Item Views: 628
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 181
Class: Antique
Description:

These classic flintlock pistols are signed "CLARK" on the locks and "CLARK LONDON" on top of the barrel ribs, and come in a fitted hardwood case with a "W. CLARK/Gun Maker Holborn London" label illustrating Wattell Clark's patent breech design. He was active c. 1770-1815. The pistols have smoothbore barrels, blade front sights, "dished" rear sights on the standing breeches with burst engraving patterns, burst patterns repeated behind the pans, gold bands and vent liners, classic English engraving including pineapple finials, frizzen spring rollers, sliding safeties, and checkered wrists on the stocks. The case also contains a James Dixon & Sons marked flask, cleaning rod, and "40" marked ball mold.

Rating Definition:

Fine with much of the period refinished brown finish and distinct twist patterns along the barrels, nice original gold bands and vent liners, traces of original case colors, 85% plus period refinished blue finish on the trigger guard, smooth gray and brown patina on the balance, some light oxidation, and minor overall wear. The stock is also fine and has sharp checkering, smooth finish, a few minor dings and scratches, a small chip near at the forend edge on the right, and a faint crack by the ramrod pipe. Mechanically fine. The case is very good with mild age and storage related wear, including some contact wear and tears on the lining and a crack along the rear of the lid. The powder flask is excellent overall. The rod is very fine.



B) Clark Double Barrel Pistol

Manufacturer: Clark
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 54
Barrel: 4 5/8 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/casehardened/blue
Grip:
Stock: checkered walnut
Item Views: 628
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 181
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A." Provenance: The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Fine with much of the period refurbished brown finish and distinct twist patterns along the barrels, original gold bands and vent liners, strong period refurbished case colors on the standing breech, traces of case colors on the locks, bright niter blue on the frizzen springs, 85% refinished blue finish on the trigger guard, smooth gray and brown patina on the balance, some light oxidation, and minor overall wear. The stock is also fine and has sharp checkering, smooth finish, a few tiny hairline cracks, and light dings and scratches. Mechanically fine.



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