• Sale 6345

    Antique Arms, Armour and Collectors Firearms

    26 September 2012, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 83

    A 160-BORE PERCUSSION UNDER-HAMMER SALOON PISTOL

    PROBABLY GERMAN, MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A 160-BORE PERCUSSION UNDER-HAMMER SALOON PISTOL
    PROBABLY GERMAN, MID-19TH CENTURY
    With swamped octagonal sighted smooth-bore barrel, trigger-plate with removable pillar providing internal percussion ignition, spurred under-hammer trigger-guard, and walnut half-stock; together with A COLT .41 (RIMFIRE) THRID MODEL DERINGER, SERIAL NO. 44527, LATE 19TH CENTURY, with sighted barrel, brass frame with spur trigger, and ivory grips; A 15-BORE PERCUSSION BOXLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL, SIGNED D. EGG, LONDON, CIRCA 1835-40, with rebrowned twist signed barrel, engraved action, chequered walnut butt, engraved iron trigger-guard, and iron stirrup-ramrod, Birmingham proof marks; and AN IRISH 50-BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, SIGNED DEMPSEY, DUBLIN, CIRCA 1830, with twist sighted barrel, signed engraved bolted lock, full stock, iron trigger-guard, silver escutcheon, silver pommel-cap, and later ramrod
    Respectively 5¾in. (14.7cm.), 2½in. (6.5cm.), 5in. (12.7cm.) and 2¾in. (7cm.) barrels (4)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of a Venetian Lady
    The following collection of pistols (lots 83-150) is sold to benefit the Fondazione Elena Trevisanato. This charitable foundation is committed to fighting poverty and disease as well as providing education and building schools in Ethiopia, one of the most impoverished countries in Africa. The charity also offers specialised support to immigrant children in Italy.