17 December 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 325
GBP 300 - GBP 400
A FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL SIGNED I. PARR; AND A FRENCH FLINTLOCK COAT PISTOL
CIRCA 1770; THE SECOND EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The first with turn-off cannon barrel, signed brass box-lock action engraved with rococo scrolls, later walnut butt retaining the original demon mask cap cast in low relief, and brass trigger-guard (engraving rubbed, action defective); the second with swamped octagonal sighted barrel cut with microgroove rifled bore and signed 'Fourni par Lirmel à Paris', engraved lock, full stock, and iron mounts (the cock a coarse replacement, wear and pitting throughout)
8in (20.3cm) and 8¾in (22.2cm) (2)
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