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    Sale 5854

    Arms & Armour

    18 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 129

    AN EARLY PERCUSSION DUELLING PISTOL REBUILT FROM FLINTLOCK BY JOSEPH MANTON, LONDON

    NO. 8786 FOR 1822

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    AN EARLY PERCUSSION DUELLING PISTOL REBUILT FROM FLINTLOCK BY JOSEPH MANTON, LONDON
    NO. 8786 FOR 1822
    With heavy twist octagonal sighted barrel, engraved patent percussion breech with platinum line, platinum plug and platinum-lined maker's stamp, engraved breech tang, signed engraved bolted lock, the hammer with detachable striker (the striker incomplete, its retaining screw broken), figured walnut half-stock, engraved blued steel mounts, horn fore-end cap, original ramrod, silver escutcheon, and traces of original finish, the barrel forged by Charles Lancaster
    15½in (39.4cm)


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