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    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 113

    A CASED PAIR OF PERCUSSION OFFICER'S PISTOLS BY WHEELER & SON

    CIRCA 1840

    Price Realised  

    A CASED PAIR OF PERCUSSION OFFICER'S PISTOLS BY WHEELER & SON
    CIRCA 1840
    With signed browned twist octagonal sighted barrels, case-hardened breeches, platinum plugs, engraved case-hardened breech tangs, signed and engraved case-hardened back-action locks (the hammers repaired), figured walnut full stocks, chequered butts, horn fore-end caps, engraved blued trigger-guards with pineapple finials (refinished), white metal escutcheons, stirrup ramrods, and some original finish, Birmingham proof marks: in original lined and fitted brass-bound mahogany case (the lid and lock escutcheons each missing, one compartment loose), the lid with retailer's trade label of Vaughan & Cotterell, 'Silversmiths, Jewellers and Watch Makers, 39-40 Strand' (London), and with some accessories.
    12½in (31.8cm)


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