Lot #1291
Lot #1293

Lot 1292: Cased Pair of P. Claudin Retailer Marked Engraved Rifled Pistols

Cased Pair of P. Claudin Retailer Marked Engraved Rifled Percussion Pistols

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

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Lot 1292: Cased Pair of P. Claudin Retailer Marked Engraved Rifled Pistols

Cased Pair of P. Claudin Retailer Marked Engraved Rifled Percussion Pistols

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

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

A) Percussion Pistol

Manufacturer: French
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 52
Barrel: 7 inch octagon
Finish: bright/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 302
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 254
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured c. 1840-1860. The etched Damascus barrels have fixed blade front sights. The locks are marked "FNI P CLAUDIN A PARIS," and the locks and furniture have scroll engraving. The stocks have fluted wrists. There are compartments in the pommel caps. The case contains loading and cleaning rods, a mallet, powder flask, container, ball mold, ball puller, screwdriver/nipple wrench, and a key.

Rating Definition:

Very good with gray patina, crisp Damascus patterns and engraving, some small spots of minor oxidation/pitting, and general mild overall wear mainly from age. The stock is fine and has some light dings and scratches. Mechanically fine. The case and accessories are fine with mild age and storage related wear.



B) Percussion Pistol

Manufacturer: French
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 52
Barrel: 7 inch octagon
Finish: bright/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 302
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 254
Class: Antique
Description:

See A.

Rating Definition:

Very good with gray patina, crisp Damascus patterns and engraving, isolated minor oxidation/pitting, and mild overall wear. The stock is fine and has light scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent.



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