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    Sale 5854

    Arms & Armour

    18 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 137

    A RARE ENGLISH COMBINED SABRE AND FOUR-BARRELLED FLINTLOCK PISTOL

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A RARE ENGLISH COMBINED SABRE AND FOUR-BARRELLED FLINTLOCK PISTOL
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    With curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point and stamped by the cutler 'Harvey', under a pistol barrel, fitted with two spirally fluted turn-off barrels on each side, the hilt formed of a box-lock tap-action pistol with sliding cut-off on the right and button trigger on the top, engraved with rococo trophies and scrolls, and inset with a gold vacant oval on the left, fluted wooden grip, and pierced iron knuckle-guard, Birmingham private proof marks, in a modern leather scabbard retaining the original iron locket
    29¾in (75.6cm) blade


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    Provenance

    The J. F. R. Winsbury Collection, part II, Christie's, 27 June 1973, lot 247


    Literature

    Claude Blair, Pistols of the World, 1968, No.730