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Lot 3302: Engraved Beringer System Breech Loading Pistol

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3302: Engraved Beringer System Breech Loading Pistol

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750
Price Realized:

Engraved Beringer System Breech Loading Pistol

Manufacturer: European
Model: Single Shot
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 12 mm
Barrel: 9 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 259
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 191
Class: Antique
Description:

Designed by French gunmaker Beatus Beringer in the 1830s. This example has no identifying markings. The pattern welded barrel has fine "microgroove" style rifling, a dovetailed blade front sight, and a short forearm. The action has floral engraving, a spurred trigger guard, an adjustable set trigger, and a notch rear sight. The stock is checkered and has a flared pommel. Provenance: The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Very good with distinct twist patterns, traces of blue finish, and mostly gray patina on the barrel; dark brown on most of the action and furniture, crisp engraving, minor oxidation, and fairly light overall wear. The wood is fine and has some dings and scratches and crisp checkering. The set trigger needs work; otherwise, mechanically fine.



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