• Antique Arms, Armour and Colle auction at Christies

    Sale 6395

    Antique Arms, Armour and Collectors Firearms

    22 June 2011, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 195

    A PAIR OF 26-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED FLINTLOCK PISTOLS

    BY ROBERT WOGDON, LONDON, CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF 26-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED FLINTLOCK PISTOLS
    BY ROBERT WOGDON, LONDON, CIRCA 1780
    EACH WITH REBROWNED TWIST SIGHTED BARRELS ENGRAVED WITH A BAND OF BEADWORK AT THE BREECH AND SIGNED 'WOGDON LONDON' ON THE FLUSH-FITTING RIB, ENGRAVED GROOVED TANG FITTED WITH A REAR-SIGHT, FLAT BEVELLED BOLTED LOCKS EACH SIGNED 'WOGDON' AND SECURED BY TWO SCREWS THROUGH THE LOCK-PLATE, FIGURED WALNUT HALF-STOCK WITH SWELLING FLAT-SIDED BUTT, REBLUED ENGRAVED TRIGGER-GUARD WITH ACORN FINIAL, THE FORE-END WITH REBLUED SCREW RETAINING THE BARRELS, FACETED SINGLE RAMROD-PIPE, AND BRASS-TIPPED RAMROD, ONE WITH WORM AND POWDER-MEASURE, LONDON PROOF MARKS AND BARRELSMITH'S MARKS OF ROBERT WOGDON
    10IN. (25.4CM.) BARRELS (2)


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    Provenance

    W. KEITH NEAL, CHRISTIE'S, KING STREET, 9TH NOVEMBER 2000, LOT 223.


    Literature

    W. KEITH NEAL AND D.H.L. BACK, GREAT BRITISH GUNMAKERS 1740-1790, P. 124, PLATE 511.