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Lot 290: Cased Pair of Engraved W. Bond Flintlock Dueling Pistols

Cased Pair of Engraved W. Bond Flintlock Officers/Dueling Pistols

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

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Lot 290: Cased Pair of Engraved W. Bond Flintlock Dueling Pistols

Cased Pair of Engraved W. Bond Flintlock Officers/Dueling Pistols

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

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

A) W. Bond Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: English
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 58
Barrel: 10 inch octagon
Finish: brown/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 625
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 217
Class: Antique
Description:

These early 19th century pistols would have been suitable for use by a military officer or for dueling. They may be by William Thomas Bond, son of Edward Bond. They feature London proofed, smoothbore, Damascus barrels with dovetailed blade front sights; fixed notch rear sights on the standing breeches, advanced engraved locks with "->W BOND <-" at the centers and sliding safeties at the tails, plain triggers, engraved casehardened furniture, and French Empire era style stocks with border carving around the checkering on the wrists. They come in a hardwood case with a modern reproduction William Bond trade label, a screwdriver, brush, lead balls, a few patches, unmarked three-way combination flask, James Dixon & Sons glass oiler bottle, round ball mold, cleaning rod, and key.

Rating Definition:

Very good with period refinished brown finish and Damascus patterns along the barrel, patches of vibrant original case colors (particularly on the front of the trigger guard bow), cold blue touch up, gray and brown patina on the balance, a few patches of pitting on the barrel, mild handling wear on the otherwise distinct checkering, the usual general marks and scratches, and distinct markings. Aside from the safety, mechanically fine.



B) W. Bond Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: English
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 58
Barrel: 10 inch octagon
Finish: brown/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 625
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 217
Class: Antique
Description:

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

Rating Definition:

Very good with period refinished brown finish and distinct Damascus patterns on the barrel, patches of strong original case colors in the protected areas, gray and brown patina on the balance, pitting on the pommel cap and barrel, distinct markings, repaired cock, crisp checkering on the wrist, general dings and scratches, and a hairline crack at the forend tip on the left. Mechanically fine other than the safety. The refinished and relined case and the accessories are very good and have moderate overall wear.



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