• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 117

    A DANISH MILITARY PERCUSSION RIFLED PISTOL; AND A FRENCH MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK CAVALRY PISTOL

    THE FIRST MID-19TH CENTURY; THE SECOND DATED 1822

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A DANISH MILITARY PERCUSSION RIFLED PISTOL; AND A FRENCH MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK CAVALRY PISTOL
    THE FIRST MID-19TH CENTURY; THE SECOND DATED 1822
    The first with 11¾in browned twist barrel with octagonal breech, German silver sight and retained by a single band of German silver, flat lock signed 'G. Francotte, Liège' and marked 'S.G.' crowned over 168, fitted with pivoted gravity-stop and the hammer formed with finger-ring, walnut half-stock, the butt with iron-mounted aperture for a detachable shoulder-stock, German silver trigger-guard, and variously marked en suite with the lock; the second with St. Etienne lock, walnut half-stock, and regulation mounts with lanyard-ring
    18¼in (46.4cm) and 13 1/3in (35cm) (2)


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