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A Cased Pair Of 38-Bore Flintlock Overcoat Pistols
A Cased Pair Of 38-Bore Flintlock Overcoat Pistols

BY JOHN BLANCH, LONDON, CIRCA 1820

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A Cased Pair Of 38-Bore Flintlock Overcoat Pistols
By John Blanch, London, circa 1820
With twist sighted barrels signed on the top flat, engraved tangs incorporating the back-sight, signed bevelled case-hardened locks each with stepped tail, safety-catch, semi-rainproof pan, roller, and blued steel-spring (one cock with old repair), figured walnut full stocks, chequered butts, engraved blued iron mounts including trigger-guards with pineapple finial, silver escutcheons engraved with initials, brass-tipped ramrods, and much original finish (barrels with some light pitting): in fitted mahogany case, probably original, lined in green velvet, with accessories and James Wilkinson trade label, London proof marks
7in. (19cm.)

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John Blanch was apprenticed to Jackson Mortimer, and worked first for John Manton, in partnership with his father-in-law as Mortimer & Blanch, 1811-12, and on his own from 1813.
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