17 December 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 1,800 - GBP 2,200
A CASED PAIR OF PERCUSSION DUELLING PISTOLS BY W. STURMAN, BOR.O, LONDON
Converted from flintlock, with signed browned twist heavy octagonal barrels, silver fore-sights, case-hardened breeches, platinum lines, engraved breech tangs, signed engraved case-hardened locks with engraved bevelled edges (safety-catches each chipped), figured walnut half-stocks, blued spurred trigger-guards engraved with trophies and bouquets, engraved case-hardened trigger-plates each with pinapple finial, engraved ramrod-pipes, silver escutcheons, original ramrods, and some early finish throughout: in original fitted oak case (lining missing, compartment walls loose), the lid with flush-fitting circular handle enclosing an escutcheon engraved with the owner's name 'G. C. Weston', and with original bullet mould and copper three-way flask
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William Sturman worked at 5 York Street, Borough Market, 1816-18.
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