Lot #1290
Lot #1292

Lot 1291: Cased Pair of F. Weiland of Cassel Percussion Target Pistols

Cased Engraved and Gold Inlaid Pair of F. Weiland of Cassel Percussion Target Pistols

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

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Lot 1291: Cased Pair of F. Weiland of Cassel Percussion Target Pistols

Cased Engraved and Gold Inlaid Pair of F. Weiland of Cassel Percussion Target Pistols

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,500
Price Realized:

A) Weiland Percussion Target Pistol

Manufacturer: European
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 40
Barrel: 10 3/8 inch octagon
Finish: brown/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 343
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 254
Class: Antique
Description:

Friedrich Weiland (1828-1861) of Cassel, Hesse, Germany was active in the mid-19th century. The rifled barrels have dovetailed blade front sights, "F. WEILAND IN CASSEL" in gold inlay, and "GUSSSTAHL" at the breech ends. "0" is on the bottom of the barrel and breech plug of "A," and "1" is in the same locations on "B" as well as on the inside of the forend. The locks are signed "F. WEILAND/IN CASSEL" and have rotating hammer stalls. The locks and furniture have scroll engraving. The standing breeches have adjustable notch rear sights, and the pistols are fired with adjustable double set triggers. The wedge escutcheons are silver. The stocks have Schnabel forend tips and checkered panels on the wrists. They come in an attractive burlwood veneer case with a loading rod, cleaning rod, powder flask, nipple wrench, screwdriver, conical bullet mold, powder measure, cap container, and key.

Rating Definition:

Very good with the original brown finish mostly fading to smooth patina on the barrel, minor pitting, mostly gray patina on the furniture, crisp engraving, distinct markings, and minor wear mostly from age and storage. The stock is fine and has crisp checkering, a few dings and scratches, and nearly all of the glossy finish. Mechanically excellent. The case and accessories are fine and have mild age and storage related wear including some chipping at the edges and a crack in the bottom of the case.



B) Weiland Percussion Target Pistol

Manufacturer: European
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 40
Barrel: 10 3/8 inch octagon
Finish: brown/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 343
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 254
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A."

Rating Definition:

Very good with fading original brown finish and gray and brown patina on the barrel, mostly silver-gray patina on the lock and furniture, crisp engraving, some faint pitting, and generally minor overall wear. The stock is fine and has crisp checkering, a few minor dings and scratches, and glossy finish. Mechanically excellent.



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