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A 54-Bore Percussion Overcoat Pistol

BY THOMAS PARSONS, SALISBURY, CIRCA 1820

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A 54-Bore Percussion Overcoat Pistol
By Thomas Parsons, Salisbury, circa 1820
Converted from flintlock, with twist sighted barrel (some light pitting) with gold breech line, engraved tang incorporating the back-sight, signed engraved flat bevelled lock with safety-catch and stepped tail, figured walnut full stock (fore-end chipped, minor bruising), chequered flat-sided butt inlaid on each side with silver foliage, iron mounts including engraved trigger-guard with pineapple finial, silver lion-mask butt-cap, silver escutcheon and barrel-bolt escutcheons, iron belt hook, and original brass-tipped ramrod, London proof marks
5in. (14.6cm.)
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