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Lot 3271: Wheellock Holster Pistol with Relief Carved Stock

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3271: Wheellock Holster Pistol with Relief Carved Stock

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized:

Wheellock Holster Pistol with Relief Carved Stock

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Wheellock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 24 bore
Barrel: 13 1/8 inch part octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 294
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 178
Class: Antique
Description:

This pistol was assembled in the Victorian era using some original components fitted on a later stock with relief scroll carving. The smoothbore, two-stage barrel has a pair of unidentified markings on the upper flats, some light decoration, and a deep ampersand on the bottom by the breech. The lock has no visible markings and has a covered wheel. Provenance: The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Fine with gray patina, some minor pitting, absent barrel pins, and mild overall wear. The stock is good with a chip at the breech held in plate by the barrel tang, a few dents and scratches, some faint cracks, and distinct carving. Lock not tested.



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