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    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 6

    A PAIR OF BALKAN ALL-METAL MIQUELET-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF BALKAN ALL-METAL MIQUELET-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    With lightly chiselled barrels, the muzzles sheathed in white metal chased with a pattern of flowers, iron locks with punched borders and each with maker's stamp, white metal full stocks cast in relief with a characteristic interlaced pattern of flowers, leaves and trophies-of-arms, the butts cast in imitation of spurred fluted pommels, white metal trigger-guards en suite, and false ramrods: in a modern fitted display case.
    20 3/8in (51.8cm) (2)


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    Estimate revision £2,500-3,000