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Lot 1293: Pair of "Wender" Swivel Breech Double Barrel Flintlock Pistols

Fine Pair of 18th Century Dutch "Wender" Swivel Breech Double Barrel Flintlock Pistols

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

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Lot 1293: Pair of "Wender" Swivel Breech Double Barrel Flintlock Pistols

Fine Pair of 18th Century Dutch "Wender" Swivel Breech Double Barrel Flintlock Pistols

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized:

A) Swivel Breech Pistol

Manufacturer: European
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22 bore
Barrel: 12 3/8 inch part octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 350
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 255
Class: Antique
Description:

The only visible markings on these pistols is "P./No. 4." on the trigger guard tangs. However, a photograph included with the pistols shows the Maastricht double headed eagle markings on the bottom of the barrels at the breech. The multi-stage barrels are smoothbore and also have light engraving at the breech. The back action rounded locks and furniture also have light floral scroll engraving. The side plates have pierced scrolling designs inhabited by two figures. The stocks are walnut and are relief carved with tendrils of scrollwork around the barrel tangs. The barrels have walnut tillets running their entire length, one side housing the ramrod.

Rating Definition:

Fine with mostly silver-gray patina, some faint pitting, worn engraving, and mild overall wear. The refinished wood is also fine and has some minor flakes at the edges, a few faint cracks, and generally light overall wear. Mechanically fine.



B) Swivel Breech Pistol

Manufacturer: European
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22 bore
Barrel: 12 3/8 inch part octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 350
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 255
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A."

Rating Definition:

Fine with silver-gray patina, some minor pitting, braised repair on the trigger guard tang, some areas of faded engraving, and general mild overall wear. The refinished wood is also fine and has gaps at the pommel, some small chips at the edges, a few minor cracks, and general mild wear. Mechanically fine.



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