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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 190

    A CASED PAIR OF PERCUSSION DUELLING PISTOLS BY W. STURMAN, BOR.O, LONDON

    CIRCA 1816-18

    Price Realised  

    A CASED PAIR OF PERCUSSION DUELLING PISTOLS BY W. STURMAN, BOR.O, LONDON
    CIRCA 1816-18
    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
    15in (38.1cm)


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    William Sturman worked at 5 York Street, Borough Market, 1816-18.

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