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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 195

    A CONTINENTAL CASED PAIR OF PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS SIGNED F.P DEVISME À PARIS

    CIRCA 1855

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    A CONTINENTAL CASED PAIR OF PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS SIGNED F.P DEVISME À PARIS
    CIRCA 1855
    With signed octagonal sighted rifled barrels, engraved breeches and breech tangs numbered 1 and 2 in gold, engraved locks, walnut half-stocks carved with scrolling foliage in panels oppposite the locks and over the fore-ends, fluted butts, and steel mounts engraved en suite with the barrels and locks, Liège proof (the steel parts cleaned bright, scattered light surface rust): in fitted mahogany case lined in blue velvet (light wear), the lid with later brass escutcheon, and with its full complement of accessories, including Dixon three-way flask, ivory-mounted cleaning rod, and bullet mould for pocket pistols
    16½in (42cm)


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