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Lot 301: Pair of Chateau Double Barrel Swivel Breech Flintlock Pistols

Engraved and Raised Relief Carved Pair of Chateau Double Barrel Swivel Breech Flintlock Pistols

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

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Lot 301: Pair of Chateau Double Barrel Swivel Breech Flintlock Pistols

Engraved and Raised Relief Carved Pair of Chateau Double Barrel Swivel Breech Flintlock Pistols

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $15,000 - $25,000

A) Chateau "Wender" Pistol

Manufacturer: French
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 24 bore
Barrel: 10 1/4 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: relief carved walnut
Item Views: 448
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 221
Class: Antique
Description:

Claude Chateau of Paris was active in the last quarter of the 17th century and first quarter of the 18th century, and his son Alexander was active c. 1714-44. These pistols each have two smoothbore barrels with sighting flats, copper blade front sights, scroll and mask patterns, and dedicated frizzens and pans for each barrel. The pans and frizzens are designed so that the bottom of the frizzens fits over raised borders around the pans to help keep priming powder in and water out. The are holes in the side of the pans that align with the vents on the barrels. Each pistol has one back action lock signed "CHATEAV/A PARIS." Pulling back at the front of the trigger guards allows the barrels to rotate. The brass furniture has scroll engraving. The stocks have incised and raised relief floral and scroll engraving. Each pistol has one ramrod.

Rating Definition:

Fine with gray and brown patina on the iron, slightly worn engraving, mild pitting, aged patina on the brass, some minor repairs visible in the otherwise fine wood, crisp carving, and mild overall wear. Mechanically fine.



B) Chateau "Wender" Pistol

Manufacturer: French
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 24 bore
Barrel: 10 1/4 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: relief carved walnut
Item Views: 448
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 221
Class: Antique
Description:

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

Rating Definition:

Fine with gray and brown patina on the iron, some patches of mild oxidation and pitting, aged patina on the brass, minor repairs visible in the otherwise fine wood, several dings and scratches, generally crisp carving, slightly worn engraving, and mild overall wear. Mechanically fine.



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