• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 103

    A FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY LEWIS BARBAR; AND A FLINTLOCK LONG TURN-OFF PISTOL SIGNED PEELE

    THE FIRST CIRCA 1720-30; THE SECOND CIRCA 1730

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY LEWIS BARBAR; AND A FLINTLOCK LONG TURN-OFF PISTOL SIGNED PEELE
    THE FIRST CIRCA 1720-30; THE SECOND CIRCA 1730
    The first reconverted from percussion, with lightly swamped barrel formed in three stages, the breech with maker's stamp and signature (rubbed), engraved with scrolls and signed 'L. Barber' (sic.), full stock, and full gilt-brass mounts cast in low relief, including spurred pommel with demon mask cap, and pierced side-plate involving a monster, London proof marks; the second with turn-off barrel with moulded muzzle and engraved breech, signed engraved lock, walnut half-stock, and brass mounts, Birmingham proof marks
    15 7/8in (40.3cm) and 185/8in (47.3cm) (2)


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