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A CASED PAIR OF 32-BORE FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS
A CASED PAIR OF 32-BORE FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS

BY ROBERT WOGDON, LONDON, CIRCA 1780

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A CASED PAIR OF 32-BORE FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS
BY ROBERT WOGDON, LONDON, CIRCA 1780
WITH SWAMPED BROWNED TWIST SIGHTED BARRELS EACH SIGNED 'WOGDON LONDON' ON THE SIGHTING FLAT AND ENGRAVED WITH A BAND OF BEADWORK AT THE BREECH, SCROLL ENGRAVED TANGS EACH INCORPORATING THE REAR-SIGHT, FLAT BEVELLED BOLTED DETENTED LOCKS EACH SIGNED 'WOGDON' AND WITH STEPPED-TAIL, FIGURED WALNUT FULL STOCKS EACH WITH FLAT-SIDED BUTT WITH DIAMOND CHEQUERING, BLUED ENGRAVED MOUNTS INCLUDING TRIGGER-GUARDS EACH WITH ACORN FINIAL, SET TRIGGERS, AND ORIGINAL RAMRODS, ONE WITH POWDER-MEASURE AND WORM, LONDON PROOF MARKS AND MAKER'S MARK OF ROBERT WOGDON, IN ORIGINAL LINED AND FITTED MAHOGANY CASE WITH SOME ACCESSORIES INCLUDING RED-LEATHER-COVERED TWO-WAY PISTOL-FLASK, THE EXTERIOR WITH BRASS CARRYING HANDLE OF CHIPPENDALE FORM
9¾IN. (24.8CM.) BARRELS
Provenance
W. KEITH NEAL COLLECTION, CHRISTIE'S, KING STREET, 8TH NOVEMBER 1995, LOT 315
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