21 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 1,375
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 500
A .650 CALIBRE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION SERVICE PISTOL BUILT ON DELVIGNE'S PATENT CHAMBER SYSTEM FOR AN EXPANDING BULLET, SIGNED GOLLETTE A WARSZAWA
With sighted barrel rifled with twelve grooves and incorporating Delvigne's chamber breech, plain back-action lock, walnut half-stock, steel mounts including butt-cap with lanyard-ring, and patent stirrup ramrod with cup for bullet-seating.
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See Howard L. Blackmore, British Military Firearms 1650-1850, 1962, pp.228-9; and C. H. Roads, The British Soldier's Firearm, 1850-1864, 1964, pp.23-25
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