CIRCA 1810 " /> A Rare 56-Bore Four-Barrel Flintlock Box-Lock "Duck's Foot" Pistol , SIGNED GOODWIN & CO., LONDON, <I>CIRCA</I> 1810 | Christie's
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    Sale 8934

    FINE ANTIQUE FIREARMS FROM THE W. KEITH NEAL COLLECTION

    9 November 2000, London,King Street

  • Lot 200

    A Rare 56-Bore Four-Barrel Flintlock Box-Lock "Duck's Foot" Pistol

    SIGNED GOODWIN & CO., LONDON, CIRCA 1810

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    A Rare 56-Bore Four-Barrel Flintlock Box-Lock "Duck's Foot" Pistol
    Signed Goodwin & Co., London, circa 1810
    With brass turn-off barrels each struck with Co. Wicklow registration mark and numbered respectively from '1' to '4', signed brass action engraved with martial trophies, thumbpiece safety-catch also locking the steel, the pan with applied iron shield on each side, flat-sided figured walnut butt stamped with further registration mark and the number '19', shield-shaped silver escutcheon, and iron trigger-guard and belt hook, London proof marks
    8¾in. (22.2cm.)


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    Literature

    Richard Akehurst, The World of Guns, pp. 100-1 (illustrated)


    Exhibited

    The Game Fair, Longleat House, 1962