London, South Kensington
21 May 2008
A FLINTLOCK PISTOL SIGNED PARR; A BELGIAN FLINTLOCK SERVICE PISTOL AND A MUSKETEERS POWDER-FLASK
THE FIRST CIRCA 1780; THE SECOND FIRST HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY; THE LAST EARLY 19TH CENTURY
With brass barrel formed in two stages, strongly swamped at the muzzle and punched with beaded girdles, signed plain bevelled lock (the top jaw associated), figured walnut full stock and brass mounts including a grotesque mask butt-cap (steel parts polished bright, pitted, trigger-guard partly replaced); the second with wooden triangular body covered with blackened leather, blackened iron mounts and blackened iron nozzle with basal cut-off (belt hook and suspension ring replaced); the last of East India Company type with plain lock, full stock, brass mounts of regulation type and no provision for ramrod.
13¾in (35cm) (3)
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