London, South Kensington
21 May 2008
A CASED PAIR OF 11-BORE FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOLS BY C. GOODWIN & CO.
With octagonal sighted twist barrels inscribed 'London', engraved breech tangs, signed bolted locks with engraved bevelled edges (the pans with minor differences), rollers, figured walnut stocks, chequered butts, horn fore-end caps, blued iron trigger-guards engraved en-suite with the locks and each with pineapple finial, engraved blued belt hooks, stirrup ramrods, escutcheons engraved with owner's initials, and traces of original finish (one safety-catch and one ramrod each early working replacements), Birmingham proof marks: in lined and fitted mahogany case (correctly fitting these pistols but possibly earlier), with some accessories including a rare papier-mâché flask lacquered in imitation of copper.
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