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Lot 3291: Pair of Engraved Bunney Boxlock Flintlock Screw Barrel Pistols

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Pair of Engraved Bunney Boxlock Flintlock Screw Barrel Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

A) Bunney Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: British
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 56
Barrel: 5 1/4 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 244
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 203
Class: Antique
Description:

Joseph Bunney's shops in Birmingham and London appear to have produced a large number of boxlock flintlock pistols c. the 1760s-1800. This pair has "BUNNEY" on the left, "LONDON" on the right, and Ordnance private proofs along with multi-stage cannon style barrels that screw off, some scroll and martial engraving, and slab sided grips with silver wire inlays at the top and around the silver wrist escutcheons which are engraved with a monogram.

Rating Definition:

Good with dark aged patina on the brass, gray and brown patina and some mild oxidation/pitting on the iron, and aged patina on the silver. The refinished stock is also good and has a dent and repair at the escutcheon, some loss at the front right, and some light scratches. Mechanically fine.



B) Bunney Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: British
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 56
Barrel: 5 1/4 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 244
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 203
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A."

Rating Definition:

Good with dark aged patina on the brass, darker discoloration at the breech, gray and brown patina and minor oxidation/pitting on the iron, and aged patina on the silver. The refinished stock is also good with mild dings and scratches, some small pieces of absent wire, some hairline cracks, and mild overall wear. Mechanically fine.



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