• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 104

    A SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL BY TIMS, LONDON; AND A PERCUSSION TURN-OFF PISTOL BY ELSTON, DONCASTER

    THE FIRST CIRCA 1770; THE SECOND CIRCA 1785

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL BY TIMS, LONDON; AND A PERCUSSION TURN-OFF PISTOL BY ELSTON, DONCASTER
    THE FIRST CIRCA 1770; THE SECOND CIRCA 1785
    The first with turn-off cannon barrel, signed engraved box-lock action, walnut butt profusely inlaid with silver rococo scrollwork and silver flowerheads, silver butt-cap, and trigger-guard, Birmingham private proof marks; the second converted from flintlock, with turn-off cannon barrel, signed engraved action, walnut butt with large silver cap and trophy-of-arms escutcheon each cast in low relief, and iron trigger-guard
    9½in (24.4cm) and 13¼in (33.6cm) (2)


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